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Workman injured in shipping container fall

A worker split his head open as he accidentally fell out of the container he was offloading.

The man, who works for Cycle Care, was using a forklift to move bikes from the container into a company warehouse when the accident happened at about 2.30pm yesterday.

The man suffered a large gash to his head as he slipped and fell backwards out of the container, at the warehouses behind the Renault showroom off Woodlands Road, Pembroke. Colleagues carried out first aid at the scene and the injured man was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

Edmund Faria, manager at Sound Decision, which is located next to where the accident took place, said: “One of the guys from Cycle Care was in the container when he accidentally slipped out and hit his head.

“I'm not sure how it happened but I heard the commotion outside. The guy was sitting up and was conscious.”

A police spokesman confirmed police officers also attended the industrial accident.

Industrial accident: A forklift sits idle after a man fell from a shipping container at the Cycle Care warehouse off Woodlands Road yesterday.

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Published March 29, 2011 at 10:14 am (Updated March 29, 2011 at 10:13 am)

Workman injured in shipping container fall

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