UPDATE: Man has now died after falling 35ft from scaffold


We reported about this story last night and unfortunately this man has now died.

It is believed he may have fallen from scaffolding in Lind Street. He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where he later died as a result of the injuries.

DS John Stirling from Newport told Isle of Wight Radio: “They were fitting the scaffolding up yesterday afternoon and it appears one of the men who were fitting the scaffolding has fallen off the scaffolding. He’s injured his head in the fall and sadly when he’s gone to St Mary’s Hospital he’s died a short time later.

“The police are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive looking at all the circumstances surrounding the death, but we have now finished at the scene.

“The coroner has been informed, there will be an inquest and a post mortem will be carried out over the next few days.

Speaking at the scene, DS Stirling added: “It looks like an accident. THe Health and Safety Executive will look at it a little bit closer to see how the structure was put up in the first place.”

Report by Emma Philo

Via: www.iwradio.co.uk