Investigation underway after scaffolder dies in work accident

Scaffolder Robert Duffy
Scaffolder Robert Duffy. Image: Merseyside Police

A joint Police and Health & Safety investigation is underway after a scaffolder is believed to have fallen to his death while working on a job on the Wirral in Merseyside.

The scaffolder and family man, Robert Duffy, 45 from Walton died after an incident at work on Thursday 20th May.

According to police reports, he was rushed to hospital following an incident while working at a house in Wallasey. He sadly died in hospital on Sunday 23rd May.

Merseyside Police is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. However, his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Local media have suggested the scaffolder had ‘fallen to his death’ while working on the job.

Mr Duffy’s family paid tribute to the dad that was a “gentle giant” and who had a “heart of gold.”

“Robert was a gentle giant, he had a heart of gold and he’d go out of his way to help others. He enjoyed watching his beloved Liverpool FC.

He’ll be missed by so many, life will never be the same again our jigsaw will always be missing a piece.

A much-loved husband, father, son, brother and friend has been taken from us far too soon. The house feels so quiet and empty without you here with us.”