Man aged 77 dies after falling from scaffolding in Peterhead

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Accident scene
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The accident happened near St Peter's Church on Merchant Street

A 77-year-old man has died and another man the same age has been seriously injured after they fell from scaffolding in Aberdeenshire.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Merchant Street, Peterhead, at 15:00 on Wednesday.

One man - named locally as George Forbes - was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Police Scotland said the Health and Safety Executive had been made aware.

A spokesperson for the force said inquiries into the circumstances were ongoing, and that a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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