Health and Safety Executive Investigate Accident at Caddick Site

A joint inquiry has been initiated by the police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident where a worker sustained injuries on a construction site in the vicinity of Manchester.

Emergency services, including the police and ambulance services, responded to the West Vale housing development in Oldham shortly before 1 pm on February 12. The site, managed by Caddick Construction, saw the involvement of a critical care air ambulance team, an advanced paramedic, the Hazardous Area Response Team, and an operational commander from the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

The injured worker was subsequently transported to the hospital via ambulance for further medical attention. According to Greater Manchester Police, the injuries were confirmed as non-life-threatening.

Caddick Construction Group’s spokesperson released a statement acknowledging the incident:

“We can confirm an incident has taken place at our West Vale development in Oldham, and a member of our team has sustained an injury that is currently being treated in hospital. We are grateful to the emergency services for their quick response, and we will continue to support the police, the Health and Safety Executive, and our client [First Choice Homes Oldham] as we establish the details of the incident.”

The construction activities on the site have been temporarily halted, with the immediate focus being on the well-being of the injured colleague and providing support to their family during the treatment process.

The West Vale development, valued at £17.8 million, is set to include 26 shared ownership houses and 62 apartments available for affordable rent. Caddick Construction took over the construction responsibilities from Crossfield Living, which entered liquidation in April 2022.