The health and safety watchdog is investigating after two cameramen fell from an aerial platform at Hamilton Racecourse
The RaceTech freelancers, named as Robbie Cotgrave and Kit Campbell, fell about 20ft from a cherry picker at around 1.30pm on Tuesday.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service used an aerial rescue appliance to free the men from the roof of a RaceTech truck before handing them into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.
They were both taken to Wishaw General Hospital where their condition is described as stable.
On Wednesday afternoon, the men’s employer RaceTech said they were expected to make a full recovery.
Police Scotland said the incident had been referred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
A spokesperson for the government watchdog said: “HSE are aware and investigating.”
RaceTech, a broadcast technical facilities provider, said a full investigation into the cause of the incident was underway.
A spokesperson for the company said: “We are pleased to report our two injured camera operators are receiving hospital treatment and early indications are that both are expected to make a full recovery.
“We will continue to update, thank you for all the good wishes.”
Racing at the Hamilton course was abandoned following the incident with both Hamilton Park and the British Horseracing Authority saying their thoughts were with those involved.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 1.50pm on Tuesday, 29 June 29, police were called to a report of two men falling from a mobile platform at Hamilton Race Course.
“Emergency services attended and both men were taken to Wishaw General Hospital for treatment where their condition is described as stable.
“The incident has now been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.”
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