Construction worker in suspect hammer attack

| 07/09/2009

(CNS): Police say they are investigating an incident at a construction site this morning where a 32-year-old man was allegedly hit on the head with a hammer. Police confirmed that they are treating the incident as a crime and not as a workplace accident. The victim is currently in hospital being treated for his injuries and police noted that his condition is currently being assessed by doctors. A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is also receiving medical treatment to minor injuries.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from another worker on the Anthony Drive site at 11.35am who reported that a co-worker had sustained a head injury and was bleeding. Police and medics responded to the scene but the man had already been taken to hospital by private car.

Anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to a police officer is urged to contact Detective Constable Colin Pryce on 949-4222. Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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