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Birmingham builder dies in scaffold fall

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Scaffolding outside the new Go Outdoors shop. Image credit: Bristol Post

The Police and the HSE are currently involved in a joint investigation after a 78-year-old builder died after falling from scaffolding.

On March 5, the builder from Birmingham was working on the refurbishment of a new Go Outdoors retail unit at Centaurus Business Park, South Gloucestershire.

While fitting a large window the builder fell around 15ft. He was taken to Southmead Hospital but died from his injuries the following day.

Detective Inspector Dave Lewis said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man fell from scaffolding while fitting a large glass window. His family have been informed and are being supported at this very difficult time.

“We’ve been working closely with our colleagues in the Health and Safety Executive, who are assisting with our enquiries, to establish what happened.

“We want to appeal to anyone who was in the area of Centaurus Business Park on Monday morning, who saw or heard any part of this incident, to come forward and speak to us.”