5 Jan 2011

Stagecoach bus mechanic crushed by vehicle

By Catriona Webster
A mechanic was crushed under a bus in Aberdeen last week. Gordon Nicolson, 49, was working on a Stagecoach bus at the city’s Guild Street station when, it is understood, a jack holding the vehicle collapsed, trapping him between the wheel and its arch.
Firefighters used airbags and hydraulic lifting gear to free Mr Nicolson, of Gladstone Place, and he was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with chest and head injuries.
A Grampian Police spokesman said an investigation into the accident was under way with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Stagecoach.

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