A scaffolder is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after a fall from height in London’s West End.
Emergency services were called to Denmark Street, London on Friday (16 August) after reports of a man had fallen around 30ft – 50ft from scaffolding on a construction site.
The London Ambulance Service and Fire Brigade attended the scene near Tottenham Court Road tube station. London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson told ScaffMag: “We were called at 8:39am on 16 August to reports of a fall on Denmark Street, WC2H. We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer, a medic in a car and a medic on a motorbike to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance and our hazardous area response team (HART).”
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”
The Part 2 scaffolder who we believe to be called Farai with a young family is said to sustained multiple broken bones however, the full extent of his injuries is still unknown.
A spokesperson from the scaffolders employer said: “Our primary concern is to ensure his welfare and support his family in any way we can, there is live investigation on-going and we cannot comment during this time.”
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) along with the Metropolitan Police attended the incident on Friday morning. A spokesperson from the HSE said: “The HSE is carrying out an investigation into matters arising from the incident. The investigation is ongoing.”
Farai’s friend, Jack Styles has organised and set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise money for the injured scaffolder. £1,935 has already been raised with a £5,000 target. If you would like to donate please click here.