A builder was knocked unconscious when he was hit with a bottle of pee which dropped from a 50-metre crane. The man, who was part of a team of builders working on a new health centre in Worthing, was taken to hospital. He is now recovering at home.
An eyewitness said the worker was out cold after the bottle hit him on the head. “Somebody in the crane did something they’re not supposed to,” the witness said.
Sussex Police said the Health and Safety Executive will be investigating the incident.
“Police were called about 5.30pm on Friday 29th July, after a man was struck by a falling object at a building site in Richmond Road, Worthing,” a police spokesman said.
“The man reported suffering from neck pain and was taken to hospital as a precaution.”
Teams of builders have been working at the site in Richmond Road, Worthing, for two years.
A spokesman from Building firm Galliford Try said safety was their number one priority. “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 and investigations are currently underway.”
A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said: “HSE is aware of the incident and making enquiries”
Work started on the Worthing Integrated Care Centre (WICC) last year.
The new clinic will bring together GP surgeries, mental health provision, community care and a pharmacy onto one central site.