A FULL investigation is under way after an accident at a building site in Greenock resulted in a man having to be rescued.

Emergency services rushed to James Watt Dock to help a worker who was injured.

The man was working on scaffolding at the new flats development being built by River Clyde Homes.

Contractor Cruden Building is constructing 137 flats next to James Watt Marina.

Police and an ambulance also attended the scene of the accident last Tuesday and a safety probe is now under way.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted at 10.39am on September 8 to reports of a person trapped on scaffolding near the James Watt Dock, Greenock.

"Operations control mobilised a number of resources including a height appliance and a specialist rope rescue unit to the scene.

"Crews assisted one man from the scaffolding and handed him into the care of paramedics."

A spokesperson for Cruden Building said: “An operative, working for one of our subcontractors, sustained a suspected leg injury when their scaffold board partially gave way.

"The injury happened at the same level as the operative’s working platform and he did not fall from height.

“The site team responded immediately and called emergency services.

"Scottish Fire & Rescue Services safely brought the operative down the scaffold, he was taken to hospital and has since been discharged with no lasting injuries.

"Health and safety is of paramount importance and we closed the scaffold where the incident occurred.

"A specialist contractor is currently carrying out a full review.”