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Site worker crushed at BAM Johnnie Walker whisky site

A worker was crushed under a lift this week at BAM Construction’s Johnnie Walker Experience site in Edinburgh.

The victim is being treated in hospital for broken ribs after the accident on Tuesday at the site where BAM is building a whisky tourist attraction for drinks giant Diageo.

A Diageo spokeswoman told the BBC: “Unfortunately a subcontractor to our principal construction partner was involved in an incident on site, becoming trapped when commissioning a low-level lift.

“Thankfully, due to quick actions of co-workers on site, the person was released quickly and given prompt first aid. The person concerned is currently in hospital with broken ribs and our thoughts are with him and his well-being.

“Our principal contractor and Diageo take the health and safety management of the site extremely seriously and all the necessary investigations are being carried out. We cannot comment further at this stage.”