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Video: Construction worker has lucky escape after 'incident' at Ulster University site

Rescue services at the scene of an incident at a Belfast building site. Picture by Mal McCann 
Digital Staff

A man working on the construction of the Ulster University's new student accommodation block in Belfast has received medical treatment after an incident at the building.

The fire service and ambulance service used a hydraulic ladder and stretcher to transport the man to ground level at the site on York Street.

The man, who is believed to have fallen inside the partially constructed building, did not require hospital treatment. The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland has gone to the site.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service confirmed it had been contacted at 10.47am.

It said: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 10.47 on Wednesday 20 March 2019, following reports of an incident at York Street, Belfast.

"NIAS despatched one emergency crew and a doctor to the scene.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, no one was transferred to hospital."

 A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland said: “HSENI are aware of an incident on a construction site in Belfast, and are attending the scene.”

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