Investigation underway after scaffolder’s roof fall

Scaffolder roof fall in Morecambe

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation after a scaffolder fell 30ft from a roof in Morecambe on Monday.

As previously reported the man named Zac Strong who is in his early 20s was working on the roof of the Masonic Hall building on Victoria Street in Morecambe. At around 8.30 am on Monday 25 November he fell 30ft from a scaffold erected around the chimney on the roof.

It is still unknown if the scaffold was being erected or dismantled at the time of the incident.

North West Ambulance Service said Mr Strong suffered serious back and leg injuries and was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital.

Morecambe Scaffolder Falls 30ft
Scaffolder Zac Strong fell 30ft in Morecambe. Image Credit: Lancashire Post

ScaffMag has learned from a source close to the family that Mr Strong was now in a stable condition in the hospital. He suffered multiple broken bones that included the legs, pelvis and spine from the fall.

A spokeswoman for the HSE said: “We can confirm HSE is aware of the incident and is investigating.”

Lancaster City Council said it had passed details of the incident on to the HSE, and would assist with further information if required.