Metal beam falls on worker

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POLICE and paramedics were called to a Halifax factory yesterday after a metal beam toppled onto a worker.

The 33-year-old welder from Elland Steel Structures Ltd on Gibbet Street was rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary at around 1.30pm.

He is thought to have been suffering from crush injuries.

His condition was described as “stable”.

The air ambulance was also called out to the factory, but not needed.

Mark Denham, managing director at the firm, said police and the Health and Safety Executive were investigating and the company were working with them.

“Everyone is very upset,” he said.

“His family have been informed and our thoughts are with him and them.”

The firm was formed in 1973. It designs, manufactures, and builds steel structures.