Construction Worker In Valencia Dies After Falling From Scaffolding

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CONSTRUCTION Worker In Valencia Dies After Falling Five Floors From Scaffolding

A 43-year-old construction worker died this Friday 21, when he fell from scaffolding on the fifth floor of a building he was working on, in Cuenca Street, in the city of Valencia.

According to a police report, the deceased worker had been correctly wearing his safety helmet and harness at the time of the accident, which occurred at 9.50am in the morning, as reported by sources from the Emergency Information and Coordination Center (CICU).

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CICU received a call reporting that a construction worker had fallen from the fifth floor of a building in the city, and immediately deployed the emergency services to the scene, including an ambulance from the Urgent Medical Aid Service (SAMU), as reported by lasprovincias.es.

On arrival at the scene of the accident, the health workers could do nothing to assist the man and he was confirmed dead, and now the National Police has taken charge of the investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the man’s fall.

Meanwhile, a team of specialist forensic officers were brought in to conduct tests, while officers from the Homicide Group carried out relevant inspections of the workplace, and took statements from the man’s workmates.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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