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Scaffolder Falls to Death

24th September 2015

A Scaffolder working at a Kent TV Studio has died after falling from height, it has been confirmed.

Justin Newitt was taken to hospital following yesterday morning’s accident, but could not be saved. It is understood that Mr Newitt fell from a height of approximately 5 metres. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and are investigating.

Family and friends led tributes to the popular character on the Facebook social media site and a further tribute was paid by another Kent Scaffolder who also fell yesterday in an incident that is thought to be unrelated.

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A spokesman for the Studios where the tragic incident took place, said: “It is with considerable sadness that we can confirm that one of our employees, Justin Newitt, was tragically involved in a fatal accident whilst at work on September 23, 2015.  We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Justin’s family, friends and colleagues at this time.  We would also like to confirm that we are co-operating fully with the relevant authorities in their on-going investigation”.