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19 June, 2024
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Construction worker rescued in Nicosia accident

Industrial accident in triggers swift action


In a distressing incident that unfolded on the morning of October 19, an industrial accident sent shockwaves through the construction site situated in the heart of Nicosia. The incident transpired at a structure under construction on Gladstonos Street, Nicosia.

The swift response of the emergency services proved pivotal in this unfortunate situation. According to Andrea Kettis, the spokesperson for the fire service, the incident was reported at approximately 10:43 AM. The nature of the call was urgent - a person had fallen from a considerable height to the fourth floor of the building under construction.

Nicosia's Fire Brigade sprang into action without hesitation. On their behalf, the injured individual was carefully placed on an immobilization stretcher. The rescue operation necessitated the use of specialized equipment, specifically aerial ropes, with a skilled rescuer overseeing the descent. This mission was executed by the dedicated personnel from the Nicosia Fire Stations in collaboration with the elite EMAK (Special Disaster Response Unit).

Following the successful rescue operation, the injured party was safely handed over to an ambulance crew. Their next destination was Nicosia General Hospital, where they would receive the necessary medical attention.

This industrial accident serves as a stark reminder of the inherent risks in construction work and the critical importance of well-coordinated emergency responses. Authorities and rescue teams acted swiftly and efficiently, highlighting the dedication and professionalism of those entrusted with the safety of the community.

As investigations into the incident commence, the construction industry and relevant agencies will undoubtedly reflect on the safety measures in place and seek ways to prevent such occurrences in the future. Our thoughts are with the injured individual, and we await further updates on their condition.

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