Calls for a safety review of Aberdeen’s bypass operation have been made after a worker was crushed by a pipe.
A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident on the AWPR site at Milltimber.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the industrial accident at Milltimber Brae just before 11am yesterday.
Conservative MSP Ross Thomson has called for a review into safety measures used by Transport Scotland.
He said: “There needs to be an investigation into this case, Transport Scotland have a duty to make sure health and safety is being enforced properly. They need to review why this is going on and why lessons haven’t been learnt.
“They need to make sure people working there are in a safe environment, given the number of accidents I’m quite concerned by this.”
The man in his 50s, who was a contractor working for Scottish Water, reportedly suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.
It’s understood he suffered a broken leg and ribs. Last month an AWPR worker had to be rescued from a truck after driving into a deep water-filled ditch. And in August workers claimed it was lucky nobody had been killed after a steel structure collapsed on site near Dyce.
Unite regional officer John Clark said the union had ongoing concerns about health and safety on the project.
He added: “No worker should be put in a position where they don’t return safely home from their shift. We need proper dialogue between the contractors and their workers and union reps and when things go wrong we need openness and transparency so that we can put them right as soon as possible.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said an investigation would be into the incident would be carried out.
He added: “Our thoughts are with the worker involved in this accident. We take health and safety very seriously and are working with the contractor to ensure the highest health and safety standards are maintained across the site.”