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