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Arrest following fall that left worker critical (update 2)

A 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with a work accident that left a 57-year-old worker with critical injuries in Paphos, police said on Tuesday.

According to authorities, the accident happened at an industrial area in Mesogi on Tuesday morning at approximately 8:45am, when the man, a Polish national, fell from a height of four metres while working in a warehouse.

The platform the 57-year-old was working on was being operated by the 37-year-old police said.

He was initially taken to the Paphos General Hospital but due to the seriousness of his injuries, he was rushed to Nicosia.

The incident is currently being investigated by the police and the head of the Paphos labour inspection office George Katsonouris, who said “inappropriate work methods are to blame for the man’s fall.”

“The circumstances of the incident point towards irregularities in the safety conditions at his workplace. We will continue our investigation and examine all the proof in our possession to unveil the truth,” he said.

The 57-year-old is currently in intensive care after having suffered from skull, thorax, back and ribs fractures.

His condition has been described as critical but stable.

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