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Probe After Worker Hurt In Scaffolding Collision

Accident At Work


An investigation has been launched after a 34-year-old man was seriously hurt in a fall when a bus struck the scaffolding he was working on, the Health and Safety Executive said.

The scaffolding at Mercer Row in Louth, Lincolnshire, was being dismantled when it was hit by a Stagecoach bus.

The man was transported to hospital suffering serious facial and leg injuries.

Firefighters said the collision broke the scaffolding's wall ties.

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David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: “This was a terrible accident at work.

“Falls from height remain a major category of work accident.

“All too often I have to help workers pursue their compensation claim following a fall from height.”