Man injured in Knottingley industrial accident

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A man suffered an injury to his leg in an industrial accident in Knottingley this morning.

Police said officers attended the incident, at a construction site on Kirkhaw Lane, with the ambulance service just before 11.10am.

A spokesman said the force received a report that a man in his 30s had suffered a leg injury.

He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital for treatment.

Wakefield District Patrol Team 5 said on Twitter that a girder had fallen, but no one was badly injured.

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive said: "We have not been made aware of an incident, however if it is RIDDOR reportable the dutyholder has 10 working day to notify HSE of the incident."


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