Builder hospitalised after being hit with bottle of urine dropped 50m from crane

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A builder was taken to hospital after being struck on the head by a bottle of urine that had been dropped 50 metres from a crane.

The man required medical attention to his head and neck after the nasty bang that he received while working on the building of a new health centre in the south-coastal town of Worthing.

He was subsequently released and is recuperating at home, but will be nursing a sore head this weekend for all the wrong reasons.

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A witness to the incident said the worker was knocked out cold by the bottle, adding: "Somebody in the crane did something they’re not supposed to."

A spokesperson from Sussex Police, meanwhile, has confirmed that the Health and Safety Executive will investigate the incident.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called about 5.30pm on Friday July 29, after a man was struck by a falling object at a building site in Richmond Road, Worthing.

"The man reported suffering from neck pain and was taken to hospital as a precaution."

The construction project has seen workers on site for the last two years with a spokesman for building firm Galliford Try stressing that the safety of their employees and the public is always their number one priority.

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"As a responsible contractor, health and safety is Galliford Try's number one priority," he said. "We can confirm that an incident took place on our site at Worthing on Friday. Investigations are currently underway."

A spokesman for the Government's Health and Safety Executive regulation body said: "HSE is aware of the incident and making enquiries."

The work on Worthing's new Integrated Care Centre (WICC) was started last year.

The new clinic will bring together GP surgeries, mental health provision, community care and a pharmacy on to the one central site when it is completed.


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