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In Phoenix: A Mason Injured While Pouring Concrete

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A 20-year-old mason was admitted to Victoria Hospital, Candos after injuring his right leg while pouring concrete in the Clairfonds area. Phoenix in the early evening of Friday November 24. At some point the structure collapsed and the basket of the small crane machine he was operating landed on his right leg. Injured, he was admitted to the Victoria Hospital in Candos.

At around 6 p.m. on Friday November 24, a team of police officers from the Phoenix police station went to the home of a resident of the Clairfonds area in this locality. This was after receiving a request concerning an injury sustained while pouring concrete.  The victim is a 20-year-old bricklayer living in the Trèfles housing estate, Rose-Hill.

He was working at the top of a structure, operating a small crane machine with a basket. At some point, the concrete structure collapsed and the mason fell to the ground. At the same time, the crane basket landed on his right leg. Injured, the young man, who was screaming in pain, was removed from the spot by volunteers and placed a little further away. Police officers arrived at the scene of the accident, followed by an ambulance from the Emergency Medical Service. After receiving first aid, he was evacuated to Candos hospital, accompanied by an official from the company undertaking the work.

An investigation has been launched at the Phoenix police station to ascertain the exact circumstances of the accident. The Trèfles resident was admitted to hospital. His condition is not considered serious.

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