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Man dies and two injured in Putney scaffolding collapse

  • 29 October 2012
  • From the section London
The building site in Putney
A man fell from a platform at the construction site

A man has died and two others were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a building site in south-west London.

The Metropolitan Police were called at 10:15 GMT to Upper Richmond Road in Putney.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the two injured men were taken to St George's Hospital, London Ambulance Service said.

A man in his 40s suffered injuries to the chest and abdomen while the other, in his 30s, had minor injuries.

Serious injuries

Thirty firefighters, ambulance crews, paramedics and an air ambulance attended the scene.

A Met spokesman said: "Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the incident.

"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."

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.

"Our staff treated a man in his 40s for chest and abdominal injuries and took him to the major trauma centre at St George's Hospital."

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