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    INCIDENT: FALL FROM LADDER ON HOMES PROJECT

    Workman ‘critical condition’ after unexplained ladder fall

    It has been reported by the Shields Gazette that a 23 year-old work is in a critical condition after falling from a ladder whilst working on a house in South Tyneside.

    The man was part of a team from construction firm Gentoo working on the property in St when the incident happened on Wednesday 19th February.

    The man was flown to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary by air ambulance, suffering from head injuries.

    HSE launches a full investigation

    The work is being carried out on the properties on behalf of South Tyneside Homes as part of a roof replacement scheme, under the Decent Homes programme.

    Both South Tyneside Homes and Gentoo have said they are working closely with HSE as they carry out their investigations.

    A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said:

    “The man remains in a critical condition in hospital.”

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