Construction worker injured in workplace accident at Limerick hospital

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

University Hospital Limerick and below, the late Jane McMullen, 91
A CONSTRUCTION worker suffered “relatively minor” injuries this Thursday morning in an accident on the grounds of University Hospital Limerick.

A CONSTRUCTION worker suffered “relatively minor” injuries this Thursday morning in an accident on the grounds of University Hospital Limerick.

That is according to a spokesperson for JJ Rhatigan and Company, the main contractor for the six-storey building being developed by a number of charities and currently nearing completion at the hospital.

It is understood that the injured man is a subcontractor rather than a direct employee of the Galway building firm.

The company spokesperson could not comment on the nature of the accident or the injuries but said reports that it was serious in nature and that the injured man had been transferred to Cork were wide of the mark.

“We are aware of, what we believe is, a relatively minor accident on site this morning. We are currently investigating this accident. The HSA will be notified, if appropriate, further to our investigations. We understand the person went to the A&E in Limerick,” the spokesperson said.

A workplace accident is only reportable to the HSA if it keeps the injured party out of work for more than three days.

The building the man was working on is the €11 million six-storey block being developed by the Mid-Western Hospitals Development Trust, TLC4CF and the Parkinson’s Association.