HSE is investigating an incident yesterday in which a woman was reportedly injured by bricks and debris that fell from a crane at a London building site.
The 28-year-old woman was apparently struck by the pallet of bricks as she was walking on a pavement in Burdett Road, in Tower Hamlets at approximately 9.30am on Tuesday 27 March.
Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to an east London hospital, where she remains in a critical condition. A man at the scene was also treated for shock, say the Metropolitan Police.
An HSE spokesperson said: “HSE is aware of an incident which took place in Mile End and resulted in a woman being injured by falling debris.
“Inspectors have attended the site and are making ongoing enquiries in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police to investigate the circumstances of the incident. As the investigation is ongoing we are unable to comment further at this time.”
How do the HSE work with police in the event of a suspected workplace fatality? Highlights of the British Safety Council's seminar here
By Belinda Liversedge on 30 March 2020
Calls are mounting for the government to provide clarity over which workplaces should close to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus.
By Belinda Liversedge on 26 March 2020
HSE could use its powers to shut businesses down if they fail to take measures to protect the health and welfare of their staff during the coronavirus pandemic, its chief executive Sarah Albon has said.