Workman dies after concrete stairs fall duringÂ crane lift
It has beenÂ reportedÂ by theÂ London Evening StandardÂ that aÂ workmanÂ on a major London project hasÂ died after a concrete stairwell being moved fell on top of him.
The manÂ wasÂ working onÂ the new Francis Crick Institute which will be one of the largest medical research centres in Europe when it opens.
Emergency services attendedÂ the siteÂ near Kingâ€™s Cross (6 Nov)Â after reports of a man having suffered serious injuries. The deceased, who isÂ believed to be in his early 30s, was not breathing and despite efforts to resuscitate him he was pronounced dead.
A carpenter saidÂ a concrete stairwell was being lifted and it dropped in from floor height onto him.
A spokesman from Laing Oâ€™Rourke, the lead contractor on the project, said the site had been closed until Monday.
â€œWe can confirm that at approximately 5pm on Wednesday 6 November, an incident occurred at the construction site of the Francis Crick Institute in London, in which a sub-contractorâ€™s construction worker suffered fatal injuries.
â€œThe thoughts of Laing Oâ€™Rourke and the entire Francis Crick Institute project team are with the family and colleagues of the deceased at this time.
â€œWhile investigations are continuing, it would be inappropriate to comment further or speculate as to the cause.â€
HSEÂ confirmed they areÂ aware of the incident and was assisting the Met Police with the investigsation.