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Painter dies after fall from scaffolding

Photo: CNA

A 52-year-old man was killed on Thursday after falling from a five-metre high scaffold and hit his head during work at a construction site in Limassol.

The man was working on the construction of warehouses in Zakaki when the incident happened.

The reportedly self-employed man had been painting the warehouses with his son when he apparently lost his balance and fell, hitting his head on a steel beam.

An ambulance rushed the man to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

Preliminary investigation by labour inspection officers found a lack of safety measures at the site.

It appears the platform he was working on was unsuitable and there was no fall protection.

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