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Construction worker dies after being struck by Travis Perkins lorry

The man who died on Tuesday after being hit by a Travis Perkins lorry has been named as Simonas Zasimovskis, who was working for O’Keefe.

Mr Zasimovskis had been working on O’Keefe’s 5-7 St Helen’s Place project when he was involved in a road traffic collision with a Travis Perkins lorry while crossing the road at 11am on Tuesday 15 July.

He was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, where he died.

All O’Keefe sites and offices will stop working to remember Mr Zasimovskis at 11am tomorrow.

O’Keefe is delivering a £9.3m package of demolition, temporary works, piling and groundworks at Brookfield Multiplex’s 5-7 St Helen’s Place scheme in the City of London.

In a statement on its website, O’Keefe said: “Our Colleague, Simonas Zasimovskis who had been working on our 5-7 St Helen’s Place project was involved in a road traffic incident on Tuesday 15th July 2014; whilst crossing the road.

“Ambulances were called immediately and Simonas was taken to The Royal  London Hospital, Whitechapel, by the London Ambulance Service. 

“Sadly, Simonas passed away as a result of his injuries. Our thoughts are with Simonas’ family at this sad time.”

City of London Police were called to the incident, which took place on Camomile Street, shortly before 11am on Tuesday.

No arrests have been made.

A Travis Perkins spokeswoman said: “Travis Perkins is cooperating with the police following [Tuesday’s] tragic accident.

“Our thoughts and very sincere condolences are with the family of the deceased at this very difficult time.”

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