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Man in serious condition after 35ft scaffold fall


A man suffered a serious head injury when he fell 35ft from scaffolding whilst carry out work on a  Property in Ryde Isle of Wight this afternoon.

The man was carrying out work to scaffolding in Lind Street Ryde at about  3.30pm today (Tuesday) when he fell.

A neighbour noticed part of the scaffolding had fallen down and alerted emergency services.

One eye witness, who preferred to remain anonymous, said: “There was a big crash which was really loud and a scream.

The man has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport to be  treated for “multiple injuries”

The man, who has not been named, is detained in hospital today, where his condition is described as “critical but stable.”

Police officers have cordon off an area around a  house with blue Police tape in Lind Street. The Health and Safety Executive have been in formed  about the incident and  are due to attend the scene  in due course.

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A spokeswoman for the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, said: “We sent one rapid response vehicle, and an ambulance to the scene.

“On arrival crews found one man who is believed to have fallen approximately 35 ft. It is believed he was up some scaffolding at the time, doing some work to the roof.

A spokesman for St Mary’s Hospital said “The man has been treated for multiple injuries, including a serious head injury”. A specialist from the  Southampton Neurology  unit  is carrying out a further assessment on the man .

A spokesman for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police confirmed a probe had been launched and they are working with the building company and the HSE

Via: www.iwgazette.co.uk