Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Hammer falls from Edinburgh scaffolding onto man's head

South St Andrew Street Image copyright Donald Anderson
Image caption The hammer fell from scaffolding on South St Andrew Street

A man has been taken to hospital after a hammer fell from scaffolding in Edinburgh and hit him on the head.

The 52-year-old was walking in South St Andrew Street at 12:45 when the tool fell from a height and landed on him.

The pedestrian is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where the extent of his injuries are unknown.

The Health and Safety Executive has made aware and inquiries are ongoing into the incident.

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