Window cleaner dies in ladder fall

The man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he later died. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL
The man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he later died. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL
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A WINDOW cleaner has died after falling from a ladder while he was working.

The man suffered a serious head injury in the fall in Edinburgh this morning.

He was taken to the city’s Royal Infirmary but died at the hospital.

His name and age have not yet been confirmed.

The incident happened just after 10.30am in West Granton Road, which contains a number of flats, although it is not known how far the man fell.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are looking into what happened.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to an address in West Granton Road at around 10.35am on Tuesday 5 November, following reports that a male fell from a ladder while working in the street.

“He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment after sustaining a serious head injury. However, he passed away within the hospital.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and officers are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive.”

A spokeswoman for the body said: “The HSE is aware and is liaising with Police Scotland in the investigation.”