A builder working on a basement excavation in south-west London has been crushed to death by a collapsing floor.
The 37-year-old man was working on a house in Ellerby Street, Fulham, on Thursday afternoon when the floor fell through. He was caught under the rubble and died at the scene, according to reports from the BBC.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the Health and Safety Executive were involved in the investigation. “We were called at 1500 GMT to a building collapse,” he said.
“A man was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The man has not been named. A post-mortem examination will be held on today. The work was being carried out by Hertford company Siday Construction.