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Man hurt in UK building collapse dies - HSE

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LONDON, Apr 15 (Reuters) One of three men seriously injured when scaffolding on a partially built 14-storey building collapsed earlier this week has died, the Health and Safety Executive said today.

The man, who has not been named, was badly hurt when the scaffolding at a new Jury's Inn hotel development at Witan Gate in Milton Keynes, north of London, fell ''like a pack of cards'' according to eyewitnesses on Tuesday.

''I believe he died yesterday (Friday)'', an official from the HSE, which is already carrying out a probe into the incident, said.

''The investigation is still ongoing and the site is closed over the weekend,'' she said.

Eamonn Laverty, managing director of site contractors McAleer and Rushe, has said the scaffolding collapsed in high winds.

Up to 20 ambulances and two air ambulances were called after the building fell and firefighters used heat-seeking equipment to recover people trapped by debris.

REUTERS SHB RN1546

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