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Worker rescued, rushed to hospital after building collapses at Royalton construction site

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Police cordon off a section of the construction site at the Royalton hotel in Negril, Hanover, where a section of a building has collapsed.

Claudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator

Fire and emergency medical personnel were called into action this morning to rescue a construction worker who was trapped in the rubble following the collapse of a section of a building at the Royalton hotel construction site in Negril, Hanover.

After about half-an-hour of feverish attempts by rescuers, the construction worker was eventually freed and rushed to hospital.

It's reported that about 6 o'clock his morning a section of the hotel's decking collapsed.

According to watch commander at the Hanover Fire Department, Choy Malcolm, four other persons were taken to the Savanna-la-Mar hospital.

Malcolm said emergency personnel from the Negril, Lucea and Savanna-la-Mar fire stations and Emergency Medical units rushed to the site.