Builder Dies Following Collapse Of Scaffolding

Two other builders are injured in East Putney


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One man has died and two others have been injured during a scaffold collapse on an eight-storey building in Putney.

photo courtesy of Iyara Thai Restaurant

Emergency services including the London Air Ambulance team have been at the scene on Upper Richmond Road in south west London since 10.15 this morning. A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said:
"We sent three ambulance crews, two single responders in cars, a duty officer, our hazardous area response team and London's Air ambulance to the scene. Sadly, one patient - a man - was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor from the air ambulance."

A spokesman for the Met Police told PutneySW15:
"Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the incident in liaison with the Health and Safety Executive. At this early stage it is believed to have occurred after a man fell from a platform at the site and subsequently made contact with the other two men."

October 29, 2012