A CONSTRUCTION worker has been taken to hospital today after being injured by machinery on an Aberdeen city centre building site.
The man was hurt just after 9am at the former Capitol Theatre construction site on Union Street.
He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance just before 10am with rib injuries. They are not believed to be life threatening.
The site is currently being turned into a £30 million state-of-the-art office suite by developer Knight Property Group.
A Knight Property Group spokesman said: “An incident occurred on the site this morning.
“Both Knight Property Group and the principle contractor are working with relevant health and safety bodies to assess the incident.
“The accident happened on the ground floor of the building this morning.
“An ambulance was in quick attendance and there were six paramedics and a doctor who treated the individual.
“The gentleman has taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he is being treated.
“Knight Property Group directors James Barrack and Howard Crawshaw and myself attend the site this morning after being notified of the incident.
“Health and safety is of paramount importance to us all at Knight Property Group and at our contractors.
“We understand a full investigation will be carried out to confirm the cause of the incident.
“We are saddened at what has happened and we wish the man a speedy recovery.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed a crew did attend and took a man to hospital.