HSE investigates accident at Caddick site

Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched a joint investigation after a worker was injured on a construction site near Manchester.

Police and ambulance services were called shortly before 1pm yesterday (12 February) to the West Vale housing development in Oldham, which is being built by Caddick Construction.

A critical care air ambulance team attended the scene, along with an advanced paramedic, the Hazardous Area Response Team and operational commander, the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust stated.

The patient was taken by ambulance to hospital to receive further care. Greater Manchester Police said the injuries were not life-threatening.

A spokesperson for Caddick Construction Group said in a statement: “We can confirm an incident has taken place at our West Vale development in Oldham and a member of our team has sustained an injury that is currently being treated in hospital.

“We are grateful to the emergency services for their quick response, and we will continue to support the police, the Health and Safety Executive and our client [First Choice Homes Oldham] as we establish the details of the incident.

“We have paused our work on site, and our current priority is the welfare of our colleague and offering our support to their family while they are undergoing treatment.”

The £17.8m West Vale development will comprise 26 shared ownership houses and 62 apartments for affordable rent. Caddick took over construction from Crossfield Living, which went into liquidation in April 2022.

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