Reported Industrial Accident at Berkeley Institute Campus [Updated]

Fri, 2018-04-13

A few minutes after 10am today (April 13th) police and first responders attended a report of an industrial accident involving a male BTC worker who was doing work in a utility service area at the northern end of Berkeley Institute, which services CITV.

It appears that whilst he was going down into the service shaft, the 60 year old man slipped off his ladder and fell approximately 25 feet.

As a result nine members from Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, workers from Digicel/BTC, BELCO, school staff and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel worked to have the 60 year old man extricated.

He was later taken out of the hole, alert and conscious at 11:15am and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for medical assessment.

The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank all of the agencies and volunteers who played a part in his rescue.

The Government Health and Safety Officer has been notified and an investigation into the incident is underway.

Update: Monday, April 16th - At last check this morning (April 16th) the 60 year old male BTC worker hurt in a reported industrial accident that occurred a few minutes after 10am Friday, April 13th at The Berkeley Institute campus was recovering in stable condition on a general ward at the hospital.

The Government Health and Safety Officer is continuing inquiries into this matter.