Man seriously injured after accident on demolition site in Halifax

A man has been seriously hurt in an accident on the site of a former tumble dryer factory.

The factory site in Hipperholme

He was riding an ATV-type quad bike when the vehicle overturned at the White Knights Appliances site in Hipperholme, near Halifax, on Saturday morning.

A major emergency services response was sent to the scene, including the Hazardous Area Response Team and the air ambulance.

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed they were contacted at 10.09am and sent a road ambulance with a doctor on board to the old factory.

The victim had serious multiple injuries and was transported to Leeds General Infirmary by road ambulance.

The site, known as the Lightcliffe factory, has been owned by Crosslee PLC for more than 40 years, and once had over 600 workers. Production ceased in 2019 because of increasing competition from white goods factories in Asia and an order to demolish the warehouses and offices was granted by Calderdale Council in May.

Crosslee intend to develop the site for housing and employment land.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.