Worker still in hospital after falling down lift shaft

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A building worker who suffered serious injuries in a fall remains in hospital this morning.

The man in his 30s fell while working on a major new development in Liverpool city centre.

Police and paramedics raced to the building site on Old Hall Street at around 10.20am yesterday after reports a man had fallen from height.

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The man, reported to be a contractor, was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his head, back and legs.

It is understood he is believed to have fallen down a lift shaft.

Police said the man remains in hospital this morning in a stable condition, and the matter is now being dealt with by the Health and Safety Executive.

The site, formerly the Liverpool Daily Post and ECHO building, is being converted into a hotel, retail and office space development.

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A construction worker has suffered serious injuries to his head, back and legs following reports he had fallen from height while working on a building site on Old Hall Street, Liverpool.

The ECHO moved to a new base nearby in St Paul's Square, Liverpool city centre in 2018 and owners Reach PLC sold its interest in the ECHO building development in Liverpool in 2020.

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A spokesperson for the force said yesterday: "We can confirm that emergency services are in Liverpool City Centre following an incident this morning, Thursday June 3.

"At around 10.20am, the North West Ambulance Service and police officers were called to a building site on Old Hall Street following reports a male in his 30s had fallen from height.

"The man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries to his head, back and legs."