Two pensioners have died after falling from a scaffold that collapsed at a church in Peterhead, Scotland.
Emergency services rushed to the scene on Merchant Street in Peterhead last Wednesday after two pensioners fell from the scaffolding at a church.
According to reports, the men were painting the building when the incident happened at around 3 pm.
One 77-year-old man tragically died at the scene while the other 77-year-old man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Police have now unfortunately confirmed that this man has also died from his injuries.
The Health and Safety Executive are investigating the circumstances of the fall and were on-scene on the following day.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A second 77-year-old man has died after falling from scaffolding on Merchant Street, Peterhead around 3pm on Wednesday, 18 August 2021.
“He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and died on Monday, 23 August. A 77-year-old man was also pronounced dead at the scene.”