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Bulgarian killed in wood fall horror


A BULGARIAN agency worker was killed when a load of plywood boards rained down on him during a lifting operation at a refurbishment job in central London last week.

Radostin Stoyanov,21, died on September 11, two days after the incident on Jermyn Street, just off Regent Street.

Around 100 boards were being lowered from a platform and stacked on to a flatbed lorry.Mr Stoyanov is understood to have been hit by around five boards from a height of over 4 m.The site was closed following the incident and a beam and hoist used during the lift were taken out of use.

Health and Safety Executive inspectors are investigating the incident with the help of an interpreter.The client was William Verry Facilities Management.

nAn unnamed 40-year-old boss fell over 10 m to his death during a roof job at the Happy Homes Furnisher warehouse on Isaacs Place, Port Talbot in south Wales.

The man died from serious head injuries four days after the incident occurred on September 16. His firm, Page Roofing, was contracted to replace damaged roof lights.The HSE is being assisted by an Albanian interpreter to interview an employee who was working with the man.