A scaffolder suffered a fatal injury after falling from a height

An investigation has begun after a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a scaffolder at the hospital.

After falling from a roof, the 57-year-old, who was originally from Scotland but now lived in King’s Lynn, was rushed to the hospital with significant injuries. Sadly, he later passed away on May 10, 2023, in a hospital.

The incident is being investigated by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), and the coroner has scheduled a pre-inquest review hearing for September 12. Once the HSE has completed its investigation, we will know more about the circumstances behind this unfortunate tragedy and if it could have been avoided.

We are unable to speculate at this time on the events or what safeguards or safety measures might have been implemented to avoid this fatality. The incident, however, serves as a clear warning to everyone involved in working at heights to always abide by the pertinent regulations and the highest standards of health and safety.

This information follows a recent NASC report indicating a marked decline in accidents in the scaffolding sector. Even while the report is good news, occurrences like this one show that more has to be done to increase the safety of scaffolders and other people operating at heights. One fatality is too many.

Our scaffolding consulting and training services are geared at avoiding mishaps and other unfortunate events. For information on how we can support your organisation in raising safety standards for your workers, please get in contact.
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