Demolition worker fights for life

Shannon Brasier struck by digger while at work in Essex.

A young demolition worker is fighting for life after she was hit in the head by a JCB while at work.

The Evening Standard is reporting that Shannon Brasier, 20, from Dagenham, has a brain injury, severe damage to her facial bones, a broken back and is currently in a coma on life support at the Royal London Hospital.

She was airlifted to hospital after being struck at a site in Southend-on-Sea on Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives are investigating and have arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Essex Police said a 55-year old man was arrested and has since been released under investigation. A spokesman for Ace Demolition said the company was working with police and the Health and Safety Executive.

You can read the full story here. We also just broadcast a live video on our Facebook page to help direct viewers to a fundraising page that has been set up to help Shannon’s family. You can find that fundraising page here.