Kent

Man dies after scaffolding collapse in Sittingbourne

  • 14 August 2012
  • From the section Kent

A man has died after falling from scaffolding which collapsed outside a house in Kent.

The man, thought to be aged in his 50s or 60s, fell in Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne, at about 11:00 BST.

Fire crews were called to the scene to remove scaffolding so paramedics could treat the man.

A crew from Kent air ambulance treated the man for head injuries after he "fell from a height", but he died at the scene, they said.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was making "initial inquires" into the man's death.

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