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Woman injured by falling air conditioning

Health and safety inspectors are investigating how a large air conditioning unit was allowed to fall on to a woman standing near to a central London refurbishment site.

The main contractor Waltham Cross based Concentra was immediately served with a prohibition notice by health and safety inspectors following the incident which occurred last Friday morning at a site in York Road, close to Waterloo station.

Concentra is currently undertaking an £11.5million refurbishment of an 11-storey office block in York Road.

The notice prevented staff at the special projects and heritage contractor from lifting by crane any air conditioning units and any items not on the site’s agreed lifting plan.

This ban can only be lifted when a competent person presents a new lifting plan covering these items to the HSE.

The woman, who is believed to have been waiting at a bus stop at the time of the incident, was taken to King’s College Hospital for treatment to head, arm and leg injuries.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.

Concentra was formerly known as Durkan Pudelek. It was renamed after separating from the Durkan Group last September. The company was unavailable for comment this week.