A construction worker working for a Wates subcontractor has been killed at the site of Land Securities’ £66m Eastbourne Terrace redevelopment.
According to a report in the Evening Standard, the 51-year-old man was killed by a falling pane of glass on the 18-storey building in Paddington, west London.
The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation into the fatality.
A Wates spokesperson said: “It is with regret that we can confirm that there was a fatality on site at 20 Eastbourne Terrace on Friday afternoon involving an operative from a subcontractor.
“Our thoughts are with the family at this extremely sad time.
“A full investigation has been launched and we are cooperating fully with the authorities to establish the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.”
A Land Securities spokesperson added: “We are deeply saddened to learn that a contractor has died in an accident at one of our development sites.
“We are working closely with the contractors and relevant authorities to investigate the cause of this tragic accident and we have suspended work on site until further notice.
“Our thoughts are with the individual’s family and friends at this very sad time.”