Construction worker in coma following fall from height at AECC


A construction worker is in an induced coma in hospital after a fall at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)

The incident took place at the new £333m development of The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), which is currently under construction near Bucksburn. Robertson is the main contractor on the project.

The man is in an induced coma at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after he “suffered serious head injuries” on 4 September.

The worker was painting a section of the building when he fell to the ground. Emergency services were immediately called to the scene.

Speaking to The Press and Journal, a senior council source added that the man had been standing on a wall platform when the incident occurred and “fell from a height.”

Calls have now been made for Robertson, the contractors responsible for building TECA, to launch a full investigation into the incident.

Unite regional representative Tommy Campbell said: “We are very sorry to hear that a worker has been seriously injured and we wish him well and a speedy recovery.

“We hope that a full investigation is carried out into the cause of this incident.”

The conference centre is Robertson’s largest ever contract award and is due to open in 2019, offering a 12,500 capacity arena and 48,000 square metres of exhibition space.

When contacted by The Press and Journal, a spokeswoman from Robertson said the company would be contacting the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

She said: “We can confirm that one of our sub-contractors working on the AECC was taken to hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

“We are conducting an investigation into the circumstances and will report in full to the HSE.”


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