Scaffold-fall worker is now out of coma

A CONSTRUCTION worker who fell from scaffolding at a building site in St Helier has been taken out of a coma but remains in intensive care.

The site where the incident occurred. Picture: ROB CURRIE. (30376623)
The site where the incident occurred. Picture: ROB CURRIE. (30376623)

Last month Filipe Abreu (36) fell several storeys from a residential development in Ann Street.

Emergency services were called to the incident at 1.38pm on Tuesday 2 February. He was flown to Southampton the day after the accident and remains in intensive care, but is now conscious, having previously been described as ‘fighting for his life’.

Filipe Abreu (30363415)

Last month Islanders came together to light candles in support of Mr Abreu during a prayer event at St Thomas’ Church in St Helier and was also live streamed via Facebook.

Claudia Marques, a close family friend, has given an update on Mr Abreu’s condition on behalf of his wife Djamila Camara.

Mrs Marques said that Mr Abreu was doing ‘better’ than when he was first flown to Southampton Hospital.

‘Filipe remains in intensive care and it is still touch and go. However, he is talking and able to hold a conversation, although he is still not aware of everything that is going on right now.’

Mr Abreu has suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries which the family do not wish to disclose at this stage.

Mrs Marques added: ‘There is still a worry about some of the long-term injuries Filipe may have sustained.

‘The extent of these injuries may not be seen for months to come.’

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