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Man injured in fall from dam wall

A man has been injured in an accident at the construction site of a major hydro-electric scheme.

It is believed he broke his legs in a fall from the dam wall at Glendoe near Fort Augustus in the Highlands.

Emergency services were alerted at about 0400 BST. An RAF helicopter was deployed, but the casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance.

In September, a 46-year-old man died in an industrial accident at the renewable power site.

Biggest scheme

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) , which is leading the project, said it understood the injured man worked for a contractor.

A spokeswoman for SSE said police were informed.

Northern Constabulary have since concluded its investigation and said they have no further involvement at this stage.

The man, believed to be a foreign national, was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment.

The project at Glendoe is the biggest hydro-electric scheme to be built in Scotland in 50 years.

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