Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man injured in Leeds scaffolding plunge

Scaffolding on the building site
Image caption One of the men fell from a height, said the fire service

A man is in a serious condition after two men were taken to hospital in Leeds when scaffolding collapsed at a building site.

One of the men fell from a height and another was rescued from the top of the scaffolding in Harewood Street at 08:05 BST, according to the fire service.

Det Insp Andy Welbourn, of West Yorkshire Police, said the man that fell had "serious injuries".

The Health and Safety Executive was aware of the incident, he added.

Harewood Street is part of the site of the Victoria Gate development that is to include a John Lewis store along with 30 other shops and an 800-space multi-storey car park.

The development is due to open in 2016.

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