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Scaffolder suffers broken leg after falling from scaffolding

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A scaffolder fell from scaffolding yesterday at a housing development in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire fracturing his leg in the accident.

According to reports the scaffolder in his 40’s fell from a height on to the 3rd lift of scaffolding at the St Michael’s Hurst development. Up to 490 homes are being built by developer Countryside at the site.

An air ambulance, along with firefighters from the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, and police officers, were called to the development at 8.47am on April 26 after reports of a fall.

Talking to local media a spokesman for Countryside confirmed that one of their workers was injured in the accident on Thursday morning. He said: “We can confirm that a scaffolder was injured in an incident on site at our St Michael’s Hurst development on Hazelend Road in Hertfordshire.

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“He has suffered a fracture to his lower leg and bruising to his back. Our Health and Safety team is investigating the cause of the accident.”

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue said they were called at 8.47am after the man fell from a height onto the third floor of scaffolding at the development.

“He wasn’t trapped but needed to be brought down from the third floor so the fire service was involved in that and handed him over to the ambulance service,” said the spokesman.

Two fire crews from Bishop’s Stortford attended the incident.