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Man dies on Bellway site in south-east London

A man has died following an incident at a Bellway building site in south-east London.

Police were called at 5.25pm on Tuesday after a man was seriously injured on a site in Christchurch Way, Greenwich.

The incident occured on the housebuilder’s River Gardens scheme, where 268 apartments are being built. 

The Metropolitan Police Service said the man, aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown how the incident occurred or how the man died.

A formal identification and post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Police officers and the HSE are investigating the incident.

A HSE spokesperson said: “HSE is aware of this indent and we are assisting the police.”

In a statement released by Bellway, the housebuilder said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic accident and our thoughts are with the friends and family of the deceased man at this sad time.

“We are working with the authorities to understand what happened. It is not appropriate for us to say anything further at this stage”.

The HSE revealed earlier this month that construction worker fatalities had dropped by more than a third in the year to the end of March 2017.

There were 30 fatalities from workplace injuries in construction during 2016/17 – the lowest on record.

Of the 30 construction worker deaths counted in the latest year, 22 were employed and eight self-employed.

Four members of the public died due to construction activity in the same period.

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