Man Crushed By Mechanical Digger

Work Accident

13.08.2009

Workers on a building site in Redditch, Worcestershire are in shock after a man died by being crushed by a mechanical digger.

The man suffered serious head injuries after the accident on the industrial site off Claybrook Drive and Helming Road.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the premises shortly after 2.30pm on August 12 with an ambulance, air ambulance and senior paramedic manager all part of a desperate rescue attempt.

The driver of the digger, said to be in his 40s, was taken to hospital and treated for shock following the incident.

An ambulance spokeswoman said: "Crews arrived to find a man with a serious head injury.
"Resuscitation was being carried out on the man by members of the public. Crews took over and used their advanced life support skills.

"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone at the scene, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead."

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David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: “This was a tragic and shocking work accident.  The circumstances of this fatal accident will of course be the subject of an investigation.

“The construction industry remains the industrial sector where workers are most likely to lose their life in an accident at work.

“Sadly, I have had to help many people pursue their claims for compensation following sustaining injuries in workplace accidents.”

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