An HSE investigation has been launched after a scaffolder working at Fawley refinery fell 30ft through the roof of a disused building.
It has been reported that the 33-year-old casualty landed on a concrete floor and was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries.
Police were called to the 3,250-acre refinery following the incident and an investigation has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Reports suggest the injured man is an employee of Cape plc – one of the contractors that support the operation of the huge petro-chemical complex.
A refinery spokesman told the Daily Echo the accident occurred last Saturday at about 8am.
She added: “He was treated at the scene and transferred to hospital by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
“The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and an investigation has been launched”