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Man taken to hospital after falling 15ft in empty Edinburgh shop

Empty shop unit
Image caption The 57-year-old man was working at the Fort Kinnaird shop, which is being renovated, when he fell at 12:30

A builder has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after falling 15ft in an empty shop unit on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The 57-year-old man was working at the Fort Kinnaird shop, which is being renovated, when he fell at 12:30.

He has been taken to the Western General Hospital.

It is thought the man was working in the unit next to Poundstretcher, which is being renovated for Harveys.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh are currently in attendance following an incident at a premises at Fort Kinnaird.

"The incident occurred on Thursday at around 12:30 after a 57-year-old man sustained serious injuries after an accident at work.

"He was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service and is considered to be in a serious condition. Inquiries are ongoing at this time."

A spokeswoman for Fort Kinnaird said: "We can confirm that there has been an incident on site, the matter is being handled by the police and we are unable to comment further at this time."

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