Sixty-three-year-old Malcolm Doughty fell as scaffolding on block of flats collapsed at 8am yesterday

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

Malcolm Doughty was renovating a block of flats on a site near Aberdeen train station. It is understood he fell as the scaffold collapsed at about 8am yesterday morning.

The man was taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead soon after arrival. It is not yet known which company he was working for.

Ucatt said it would be contacting the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about the site, after it emerged the same site had been issued with a series of immediate prohibition notices owing to unsafe working practices, while under the supervision of a different firm in 2007.

Grampian police and the HSE are investigating.