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Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 10:58 GMT
Tower builder fall man critical
Artist's impression of the Ferrara Quay complex
Ferrara Quay, complete with tower, is currently under construction
A construction worker is in a critical condition after falling off scaffolding at a site that will house the tallest residential building in Wales.

The man was working at the Ferrara Quay complex, that includes a 29-storey apartment block, near Swansea marina.

Paramedics were called to the site at 1220 GMT on Tuesday and the man was taken to Morriston Hospital.

South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched a joint investigation.

When completed the partially built tower will stand 350ft (106.7m) tall.

It will be surrounded by smaller residential blocks ranging from six to 10 storeys in height

Police said it was not yet known how far the worker had fallen.

A spokeswoman for the hospital described his condition as 'critical'.

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