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Worker taken to hospital after new Aberdeen centre fall

New exhibition centre

An investigation is under way after a worker was hurt during construction of the replacement for the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The Event Complex Aberdeen conference, exhibition and entertainment venue is scheduled to open in 2019.

A spokesperson for constructors Robertson said: "One of our sub-contractors was taken to hospital on Tuesday.

"We are conducting an investigation and will report in full to the HSE."

It is understood the worker - believed to be a painter - was injured in a fall.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said a man in his 40s was taken to to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

His condition was not known.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesperson (HSE) said: "HSE is aware of the incident and making enquiries."

Plans for the new venue were approved in March 2015.

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