Worker dies in London scaffold fall

Man dies in Scaffold Fall
Image credit: @mybromleytweets

A worker has been killed in a fall from a scaffolding project in South East London.

The Health and Safety Executive is currently investigating after a man died falling from the top lift of a temporary roof scaffold in Orpington, South East London.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the scene on Thursday 7, at around 1 pm, reports MyLondon. Emergency services and the London Air Ambulance arrived at the scene and found a man in his 50s with serious injuries.

The man, thought to be a construction worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “The death is being treated as unexplained, but at this stage is not thought to be suspicious.”

Police confirmed that the Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident.

My Bromley tweeted; “Really sad news coming out of Petts Wood. A builder falls from the top floor of the scaffolding our thoughts are with the family.”

Scaffmag reached out to the main scaffolding contractor on site for comment, we still await their reply.