Father and son tragedy after mast climber incident

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A 17-year-old has died after spending days in a critical condition in hospital following an accident that killed his father.

The accident happened at a Laing O’Rourke site on Chapel Street in Liverpool on Wednesday last week. Reports suggest a mast climber on site failed dropping the men several floors.

The man’s father, 53 died at the scene, his son who was working alongside him was critically injured and was rushed to hospital. 

Merseyside Police have now sadly confirmed he too died from his injures on Sunday. The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

An investigation is being carried out by Police detectives and the Health and Safety Executive.

A Laing O’Rourke spokesperson said: “We are saddened by this tragic news and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the two men at this extremely difficult time. The Health and Safety Executive has begun its investigation and we and our subcontractors are cooperating fully.

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