The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Scaffold Incident Leads to Medical Compound

23 January 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

The two women, aged 72 and 53, suffered serious head injuries as a result of a metal scaffold pole falling from a building on Eldon Street in the City of London – reported to police at around 11.45am. They were treated in hospital.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and was taken into custody but has since been released on bail. City of London Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to come forward.

Work was being conducted at the time of the incident on the scaffolding, which has since been inspected by the Health and Safety Executive and deemed to be in a satisfactory condition. The City of London Police are now assisting the HSE in gathering material to establish how this incident happened.

”The two ladies on the floor seemed to be in a lot of pain,” said Michael Jarman, a witness who spoke to the Evening Standard. “There was a fair bit of metal all around them that from what looked like it had fallen from the scaffolding above. There were a lot of people at the scene attending to the two ladies. One lady was sitting up right with a lot of blood around her face while the other lady was lying on the ground. She seemed in a lot of pain.”

Picture: CCTV footage showed the scene where two women were injured by a scaffold pole in the City of London.

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 23 January 2015


Related Articles

No Getting Off the Hook After Lift Pit Tumble

Cardiff based construction company, Jehu Project Services Ltd, sentenced on August 16 after a worker was seriously injured falling down a lift pit. The incident...

 Read Full Article
Don't be Guided by These Guides

Following the recent discovery of a shipment of counterfeit wiring regulations, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is working with worldwide customs...

 Read Full Article
THINK! Drink

Tell your friends not to drink drive this festive period says the latest THINK! campaign which started on December 7. For this year’s campaign, which runs to...

 Read Full Article
Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Construction businesses in particular lose a cumulative three days’ work over the winter months due to poor light and more accidents happen in the first week after...

 Read Full Article
All Safe Minds - Stress & Mental Support Network

Willmott Dixon has launched a campaign to ensure thousands of people who work on its projects have a support network should they suffer from stress and other mental...

 Read Full Article
Jail Time for Two Construction Killers

A construction manager has been jailed for gross negligence manslaughter, after a workman was crushed to death on a building site. Andrew Winterton, 52, was in charge...

 Read Full Article
Beardy Ban Berated

Unite, is expected to be joined by faith leaders in  condemnation of a decree by outsourced housing maintenance company Mears, which bars workers from having...

 Read Full Article
Jail Time for Cost Cutting Killers. Whitbread in Hot Water Apology

Three company directors were jailed on May 19 following the death of a man who fell while working at a warehouse in Essex. Nikolai Valkov, 63, died in hospital after...

 Read Full Article
Safety Fines Reflect Size of Guilty Firms

A construction company has been fined £3/4 million for asbestos failings; another for a falling load crush; another for a trench collapse; and another for an...

 Read Full Article
Crick Institute Brings Death to London

Construction contractor CMF Ltd has been fined after a 31-year-old sub-contractor, Richard Laco, died when working on a large and prestigious construction project in...

 Read Full Article