Scaffolder falls to his death at TV Studios


A scaffolder has been pronounced dead after falling from scaffolding at Maidstone TV studios.

Scaffolder Justin Newitt, was yesterday (23 september) working at height when an incident occurred resulting in a reported 15ft fall at the Maidstone TV Studios at around 8am. Police, ambulances and the Kent Air Ambulance were called, Mr Newitt was taken to hospital but died later.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive is taking place.

Speaking after the incident, a spokesman for the studios said:

“It is with considerable sadness that Maidstone Studios can confirm that one of our employees, Justin Newitt, was tragically involved in a fatal accident whilst at work on September 23, 2015.

“We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Justin’s family, friends and colleagues at this time.

“Maidstone Studios would also like to confirm that we are co-operating fully with the relevant authorities in their on-going investigation”





  1. Could you please remove this as Justin was not a Scaffolder. he worked for the TV company. There was a Scaffolder who apparently fell on the same day and broke his neck/back. The press got the details mixed up as usual.

  2. So sad R.I.P. Deborah Services use a twin inershia lanyard that you can’t fall on, like a fall arrest block it’s about time the old lanyards are banned because you need about 4m clearance?