Resident saved by quick thinking Kier apprentice
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Health
A resident fromSheffieldhas expressed her thanks to a Kier apprentice for saving her life thanks to his cool head and quick thinking.
Second year heating apprentice, Liam Cowley, aged 18 from Hillsborough, came to the rescue of Mrs Audrey Hodgson, a tenant of Newgate Close, following a painful fall.
Liam was working alongside Kier Sheffield operatives fitting new radiators as part of Decent Homes improvements to properties on Newgate Close in High Green. He heard Audrey fall from outside her property and on coming to her aid, found her with a nasty head injury and a broken arm. Liam quickly set about alerting the site first aider,MartynPass.
Remaining calm and composed, Liam comforted Audrey as Martyn carried out emergency first aid to her head injury until paramedics arrived on the scene.
Audrey, who is now back home after making a full recovery, commented: “I am extremely grateful to Liam and the Kier team for coming to my aid. I live alone so could have been in serious trouble had the chaps not been working in the area.”
Kier regional managing director, Simon Bullen, said: “Our apprenticeship schemes offer a wide range of opportunities and experience for young people but not many of our trainees end up helping to save lives! We are extremely proud of Liam and the team for their quick thinking and calm response.”