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Worker killed after dumper truck and scissor lift collision

A Laing O’Rourke worker who was killed while working at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 earlier this month has been named as 38-year-old Philip Andrew Griffiths.

Mr Griffiths, who was from North Wales, died after being struck by a lorry on Cayley Road near the Heathrow Terminal 2 multi-storey car park at 4.40am on 2 October. He died at the scene at 5.45am.

The Metropolitan Police said Mr Griffiths suffered serious injuries following a collision between a dumper truck and a scissor lift. He was not in a vehicle at the time of the collision.

A post-mortem examination at Uxbridge Mortuary on 6 October gave a preliminary cause of death as injuries consistent with a road traffic collision. Police said an inquest will open in due course.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. The Serious Collision Investigation Unit is also making enquiries.

The driver of the truck stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.

A Laing O’Rourke spokesman said at the time of the incident: “We can confirm that in the early morning of Thursday 2 October, an incident occurred at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 in an area of the terminal where construction activity is still taking place, in which a construction worker suffered fatal injuries.

“Laing O’Rourke is co-operating fully with the Metropolitan Police and Health and Safety Executive in their investigations.

“The thoughts of everyone at Laing O’Rourke are with the family and colleagues of the deceased at this very difficult time, and while investigations are continuing, it would be inappropriate to comment further or speculate as to the cause.”

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