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Two men injured as they fall 20ft from scaffolding in Antriom building site

By Rebecca Black

Published 08/09/2015

A spokesman for the hospital said one of the men had been discharged by late afternoon while the second man was in a stable condition in the short stay unit
A spokesman for the hospital said one of the men had been discharged by late afternoon while the second man was in a stable condition in the short stay unit

Two men have been taken to hospital with head injuries following a fall from scaffolding at a Co Antrim building site.

It is understood that the men fell from the scaffolding which was up to 20ft high.

They were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for treatment.

A spokesman for the hospital said one of the men had been discharged by late afternoon while the second man was in a stable condition in the short stay unit.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the incident.

The emergency services were called to the scene on O'Neill Road in Newtownabbey at around 9am.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue service confirmed three appliances were sent to the scene when it was initially mistakenly reported as a blaze.

"Two fire appliances from Glengormley Fire Station and one fire appliance from Central Fire Station were deployed to the scene," he said.

"The incident has been passed through to the Health & Safety Executive."

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