Man suffers injuries after falling from scaffold

POSTED: 05/29/13 12:14 PM

St. Maarten- While the exact details remains sketchy, at least one man was admitted to the St Maarten Medical Center after he fell while working on a building at the American University in Cupecoy yesterday.

According to an unconfirmed report reaching Today, the injured man, a Jamaican national was working on a scaffold which was about six feet off the ground when he fell. The cause of the accident and the extent of his injuries could not be ascertained up to press time.

This latest incident underscores the importance of workers adhering to specified job safety on the work site and while in most cases, falls are from a direct result of an accident, wearing protective gear can minimize the extent of injuries.

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