CONSTRUCTION workers are back at work today at the Randolph Hotel where a man in his 20s fell four storeys at the weekend, suffering potentially life-threatening injuries.

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He suffered injuries to his head and chest after falling from the scaffolding onto a flat roof inside the hotel during the early hours of Sunday morning. He was found by a member of the hotel staff.

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The Oxford Mail headed out to the hotel this morning to look at the building site and find out how easy it would have been for the man to climb to the top.

Oxford Mail:

Thames Valley Police spokesman Gareth Ford-Lloyd said today: "The condition or the man remains the same and investigation is ongoing."

Police were alerted about 12.50am and attended the five-star hotel in Beaumont Street where a £1.5m project is being completed to restore the stonework.

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Firefighters went onto the scaffolding but the man was not discovered until about 3am.

Macdonald Hotels, which runs the Randolph, has not yet commented and a spokesman said a statement was being prepared.

Oxford Mail:

Staff from Kidlington-based K Scaffolding were working on site this morning at ground-floor level, and at the top of the scaffolding.

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The scaffolding network looked secure, with the lowest level more than 6ft above the ground, and could only be accessed from an internal walkway, which appeared to have a lockable door.

Construction staff at the site asked not to be photographed and declined to comment.

The video below shows the bottom of the scaffold from the Magdalen Road entrance to the hotel. 

The only acccess at ground level is via a secured door on this side of the hotel.

All hoarding reaches above 6ft, but there is a bus stop immediately next to the bottom of the structure. 

Oxford Mail:

A member of staff at K Scaffolding said the firm was working for a 'main contractor' but has not yet identified the firm running the contract.

Thames Valley Police has not identified the climber and staff at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were unable to provide further details on the man's condition.

TVP alerted the ambulance service as soon as the man was found.

The Oxford Mail asked South Central Ambulance Service if an ambulance should have been called as soon as police were alerted to a suspected incident.

Spokesman David Gallagher said: "The type of situations we have ambulances on standby include at fires where there are people reported as being in the building, or where a person is threatening to harm themselves (e.g. by jumping from a building or bridge) but has not yet done so."