Workman injured in park accident
A WORKMAN injured in an accident at a park in Stockport remains seriously ill in hospital, police have said.
Emergency services were called to Abney Park in Cheadle at around 1.45pm on Friday (November 30).
Police activity appeared to centre around a mini road roller, which was taped off by officers.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear, however the man is said to have been working at the time.
A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said the agency has been informed, but enquiries are still in the very early stages.
Witnesses reported seeing a number of police vehicles, ambulances and an air ambulance land in the park.
The area, which is popular with dog walkers and families, was also cordoned off.
One park user, who asked not to be named, said: “I saw all the police cars near the gates to the park. The police wouldn’t tell me what happened.
“There was a bloke on the floor. He didn’t look like he was in a good way. There was a yellow helicopter in the park too.”
A spokesman for GMP said: “Shortly before 1.45pm we were called to a workplace accident just off Manchester Road in Cheadle.”
●Police and an air ambulance were called to incident at the gates of Abney Park in Cheadle.