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Scaffold accident death man named

Malcolm Doughty
Malcolm Doughty died after the scaffolding accident in Aberdeen

A 63-year-old workman who was killed in a scaffolding accident in Aberdeen has been named.

Malcolm Doughty died after the incident at Carmelite Lane, near Aberdeen railway station, on Tuesday morning.

His partner, Margaret Johnson, 81, said: "He was a very good person. Everybody loved him. He will be missed terribly."

Construction union Ucatt said it would contact the Health and Safety Executive about the site.

Ms Johnson said: "He was full of life and always laughing.

"He was very popular with his workmates and really enjoyed working. He didn't even like to take days off sick."

'Assurance needed'

Mr Doughty, originally from Yorkshire, moved to Aberdeen about 30 years ago and worked offshore before moving into the construction industry.

Ms Johnson added: "He loved Aberdeen and the north east and regarded it very much as home."

Mr Doughty was treated at the scene then taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he was pronounced dead.

Grampian Police and the HSE have launched a joint investigation into the incident, and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Harry Frew, regional secretary of Ucatt Scotland, said: "Construction workers need to be assured that sites are safe."

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