QUICK-THINKING construction workers who saved the life of a colleague at a Little Hulton building site have been awarded a top honour.
Health and safety manager Neil Taylor and site manager Gavin Tetley jumped into action when Peter Calderbank collapsed with a heart attack as they worked on Amblecote, a City West Housing Trust development being built by Bardsley Construction.
The Royal Humane Society has now recognised the vital part they played in keeping site co-ordinator Mr Calderbank alive until paramedics could arrive by announcing they are awarding them Resuscitation Certificates.
Dick Wilkinson, secretary of the Royal Humane Society, said: “Mr Calderbank’s consultant has said that his survival was entirely due to the prompt cardiac pulmonary resuscitation he received. Put simply, Mr Taylor and Mr Tetley were the right people in the right place at the right time.
“They proved the difference between life and death with their fast actions and considerable expertise. They richly deserve these awards.”
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by Joanne Rowe, Reporter