Man ‘critical’ after tipper truck overturns on Rotherham building site

By Admin | 19/09/2013 0 comments

Man ‘critical’ after tipper truck overturns on Rotherham building site

A MAN was critically ill in hospital yesterday after this tipper truck overturned on a building site.

The 60-year-old had surgery after the accident on Tuesday morning. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

It happened at the former Croda tar distillery site, off Carlisle Street in Kilnhurst, where a new housing estate is being built.

Resident John Cavill (65), of nearby Newsam Road, said: “I was out walking the dog in the morning and came across this lorry which had overturned.

“It was quite a sight and there were bobbies all over the place.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A goods vehicle overturned at about 8.45am on Tuesday. A 60-year-old man suffered suspected crush injuries.

“He underwent surgery on Tuesday and is currently in a critical but stable condition.”

The vehicle belongs to Sirius, which is reclaiming the land for Gleeson Homes. No-one at Sirius would comment before the Advertiser went to press.

An HSE spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday that an investigation had been launched.

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