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Fall death due to lack of harness

AN EXPERIENCED scaffolder who fell 10 m to his death had not been wearing a safety harness, an inquest heard last week.

Anthony Brewer had been removing scaffolding from a block of flats in Islington, north London, when the accident happened on December 23 last year.

St Pancras Coroner's Court heard that main contractor Saltash Enterprises was carrying out repairs for Hyde (Northside) Housing association and Mr Brewer was working for subcontractor Grenrose Scaffolding.

He fell while climbing back to the top level to return a spanner to a tenant who had asked him to reposition a satellite dish removed during the repair work.

Colleague and Grenrose director John Quorn said: 'I was walking around from the other side of the lorry and, as I turned around, I saw him fall in front of me.'

The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.