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Worker seriously injured at Asda supermarket in Peterhead after scaffolding accident – Daily Record

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Emergency services are at the scene of a serious industrial accident at an Asda supermarket.

A workman is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from scaffolding.

It’s understood he may have been the victim of an accident involving a moving digger bucket.

It happened around lunch time next to the Asda store in Peterhead’s Longside Road area.

Construction work has been ongoing at the site where a new extension is being built.

Eyewitnesses spoke of “screams and shouts” and loads of workmen “running in all directions”.

 

One woman said a builder was knocked off the scaffolding and colleagues were trying to resuscitate him before an ambulance arrived.

A mum said on Facebook: “I hope he is okay, it was awful. Me and my kids saw it happen – praying for him.”

Police sealed off the area with no pedestrian or vehicle access to the Asda store which was evacuated. 

Members of the public are being asked to avoid the area.

An Asda spokesman said the company was aware of an incident but had no further details.

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