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    FATALITY: TOWER SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

    Mobile tower overturned during work on domestic property

    It has been reported reported by Kent Online that a man has died after scaffolding collapsed in the garden of a house in Sittingbourne, Kent. The man is believed to have been painting the house when the scaffold fell causing head injuries. 

    The road was closed by police and fire crews removed scaffolding to allow paramedics to treat the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A witness told reporters: 

    “You can see the scaffolding tower that’s collapsed. You can see the top of it at a jaunty angle underneath the side wall of the house. There’s fresh paint at the apex of the roof. It looks as though the man has been painting the top of the house and for some reason the scaffolding tower has collapsed. I saw some completely distraught people on the pavement nearby in an absolute state of bewilderment and crying their eyes out. They were being consoled by the police.”

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