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    FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL 60FT ON HOSPITAL SITE

    Fall from scaffolding erected at the rear of the hospital

    It has been reported by the Huddersfield Daily Examiner that a man has died after falling 60ft whilst working on Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax on 11th January 2016. It appears the workman fell from scaffolding erected at the rear of the hospital.

    Detective Inspector David Shaw, of Calderdale District CID, told the Examiner:

    “Police received a report at 9.04am this morning in relation to the death of a man following an incident at Calderdale Royal Hospital .

    The man, who is believed to have fallen from height whilst he was working on-site, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.

    Officers are making enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death alongside HSE.”

    The Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Director of Estates, Lesley Hill, told the Examiner:

    “The police and Health and Safety Executive are investigating after a contractor fell from height early today. Despite efforts by our colleagues we were sadly unable to save his life. Our thoughts are with the family at this time and we send our sincere condolences.”

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