Two men ‘seriously injured’ after lift falls at construction site

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Two men are reportedly seriously injured after a construction lift fell from a height at Liverpool city centre this afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in the city's business district at the corner of Chapel Street and Rumford Place at around 3.30pm today (Wednesday).

An air ambulance landed at the Pier Head, and a road closure was put in place around the scene.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue service also sent two fire engines and the search and rescue team to the scene.

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One worker at an office block described how "the building shook" when the construction lift fell.

He added: "The lift dropped a few flights. We heard screeching and then the crash. It shook the building."

Two men were inside the external lift, which was outside a tall building covered in scaffolding and formed part of the Unity building, which consists of penthouse apartments.

Police said enquiries were ongoing into the incident, which was also attended by forensics officers.

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