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    FATALITY: WALL FALL CLAIMS LIFE AND INJURES TWO OTHERS

    Collapse of wall on home refurbishment project in Scotland

    It has been reported by STV Edinburgh that a builder has died after a wall collapsed on him during work at a West Lothian site in East Calder on Saturday 13th October. The 67 year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he died shortly after arriving.

    Two other men are reported to have been injured in the incident and taken to hospital. Lothian and Borders Police and HSE are investigating the collapse. A police spokesperson told STV:

    “Lothian and Borders Police responded to an address in Langton View, East Calder at around 12.15pm on Saturday October, 13 after a man was seriously injured when a wall collapsed on him.”The 67-year-old was taken to hospital where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he succumbed to his injuries. Police and the Health and Safety Executive are now conducting a joint investigation to determine the full circumstances surrounding this incident.”

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