THE NATIONAL regulator for workplace health and safety is liaising with Worcester City Council over the recent fall of a visually impaired man at a city leisure centre.

Perdiswell Leisure Centre was forced to close after a visually-impaired man in his 50s was injured when he fell down a lift shaft on Friday, May 26.

He was left with potentially serious injuries after falling one floor at the sports centre in Bilford Road.

The gym re-opened on Saturday, May 27 at 1pm. 

Worcester City Council has now confirmed the Health and Safety Executive are liasing with the council about the incident.

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A spokesperson for Worcester City Council said: “Worcestershire Regulatory Services are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive in relation to the investigation of this incident.”

The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.

The man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and an investigation was launched by Worcester City Council and Freedom Leisure.