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A 63-year-old painter suffered minor head injuries after falling from scaffolding at a Ship's Hill, St George's, residence yesterday.

The man is said to have fallen at least 12 feet on to rocks after the scaffolding broke away from the building, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Emergency services responded to the incident at about 10.45am.

Sergeant Jamal Albuoy, of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, said: “On our arrival, it was discovered that a male had fallen approximately 12ft from scaffolding while working and sustained some injury as a result of the fall.”

The Bermuda Police Service said: “The man was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for minor head injuries. Government health and safety officers as well as the relevant officers from the Bermuda Police Service are in attendance and are processing the scene.”

Accident aftermath: fallen scaffolding at Ship's Hill (Photograph supplied by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service)
Fallen scaffolding: seen after the accident at Ship's Hill (Photograph supplied by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service)

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Published May 02, 2016 at 1:08 pm (Updated May 03, 2016 at 7:41 am)

Painter injured in 12ft fall

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