AN investigation is underway after a man fell from a ladder at Cammell Laird's shipyard in Birkenhead.

The man had been working on board the vessel Fort Victoria before he slipped and fell approximately 1.5m.

He was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and bruising. He was later discharged and is expected to return to work in the coming days.

A Cammell Laird spokesman said "The company is currently conducting its own enquiries with its Health and Safety management as to how he managed to slip from the ladder, on completion of which procedural changes will be introduced if appropriate."