Man taken to hospital following industrial accident on Ramsgate development site

Emergency services

A man was taken to hospital yesterday (September 9) following an industrial accident at a development site in Ramsgate.

Ambulance and fire crews were called to the court house site in Cavendish Street. after a worker suffered a fall from a height

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We responded to reports of an industrial accident. Ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team attended and one patient was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to William Harvey Hospital with injuries including back pain.”

A Kent Police spokesperson added: “Kent Police attended Cavendish Street, Ramsgate at 4pm to assist South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service at the scene of a reported industrial accident.”

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Firefighters from our specialist line rescue team were deployed at an incident following an emergency call at 3.22pm.

“One male working at the location suffered a fall from height and was rescued by our crews using an access platform, stretcher and rope rescue techniques.”

The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) has been notified.

The accident is the second at the site, currently undergoing work with Vidi Construction, in recent weeks. On August 27 emergency crews were called to the site after a workman received an electric shock. The HSE was informed of that incident.


  1. The HSE are not a reliable authority anymore and a bit of a non-entity. They ignore many calls about incidents and safety issues such as on building sites and vehicle repairs. They also ignore the cash-in-hand building work going on where workers are not adhering to any safety rules at all.
    Only with enough publicity and multiple complaints will they act.
    BTW, was this incident yesterday or earlier in the week as we have not reached 4.00 pm yet today ?

    • Now I see the date as yesterday, thanks, but you have two different times that an ambulance was called as 4.00pm and 4.30pm !

      • HSE is still active and if a site adheres to it’s strictures, they will have nmo real problems. Lone shark builders are not running sites the size of the Cavendish Rd job. HSE still to this present day have the power to shut any site they deem unfit for purpose, Safety wise.

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