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A man in his 40s was rushed to hospital following a fall at a former chemical works in Liphill Bank Road, Holmfirth.

West Yorkshire Police say the incident took place at 4.34pm.

The air ambulance was called and the 44-year-old man was airlifted to hospital. A road ambulance was also at the scene.

It is understood the man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The man is said to have had a fall on the site and the police have launched an investigation. They are also speaking with the Health and Safety Executive, which investigates workplace accidents.

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What we know so far

Here’s everything that we know so far.

Police issue statement

Here’s the statement in full from West Yorkshire Police.


“Police were called to Liphill Bank Road, Holmfirth, at about 4.34pm today to a report a man had been injured at a building site.

Emergency service were called to the location following reports a 44-year-old man had been seriously injured following a fall.

The male was airlifted to hospital with suspected serious injuries and initial enquiries are ongoing.

The matter is not being treated as suspicious and police are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive regarding the circumstances of the incident.”


Another scene picture

Here’s another picture from the scene from our reporter Robert Sutcliffe.

Police investigation underway

Police have now launched their investigation. We will have a statement from West Yorkshire Police shortly.

Update from police

Police said the man has sustained serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
The development is being carried out by Upperthong-based Kingsman Homes. The firm’s website says it is constructing seven properties on the site.
The company declined to comment.

Photo from scene

Air ambulance

Site is no longer a chemical works

It is understood the site is no longer a chemical works and is now an ongoing building development

Calls in to emergency crews

We have spoken to police who gave us the details of the serious injuries and we are just waiting on a response from the ambulance service

Reporter on way

We have got a reporter on his way to the scene of the incident which happened about an hour ago