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Glasgow site death: One Stop Safety Systems offers sympathies

Directors at the Glasgow contractor whose employee was killed in an on-site accident have offered their sympathies to the victim’s family.

Gary Currie, 39, from Ballieston, in Glasgow, was killed after a mobile elevating work platform collapsed outside an office building in central Glasgow.

A 34-year-old who works for contractor Craig Services and Access was hospitalised with head injuries but released days later.

One Stop Safety Systems, which is based in Glasgow and has been operating since 1998, issued a statement the day after the accident.

The directors of One Stop Safety Systems said: “Our sympathies are extended to the family of our employee, Gary Currie, who was killed in the industrial accident on Wednesday afternoon.  

“Our sympathies are also extended to the injured operator from Craig Services and Access. 

“Our thoughts are with him, his family and work colleagues and we hope he makes a full recovery from his injuries. 

“Everyone involved with our company has been greatly affected and saddened by the tragic events of yesterday afternoon. The directors of the company will do everything in our power to make sure both families are given every possible assistance and support in the days ahead.”

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched a joint investigation into the incident, which One Stop Safety Systems pledged to cooperate with.

The directors added: “We aim to provide the safest possible working environment for our workers and everyone connected with the company.”

Emergency services were called to reports of an industrial accident at Buchanan House, in Port Dundas Road, at about 12:25 on Wednesday 20 June.

Staff were evacuated from the building, which houses offices for Network Rail and Transport Scotland, and is understood to have been undergoing refurbishment work.

The building is managed by property services company DTZ, and is also tenanted by First Engineering and Scott Wilson Railway.

A DTZ spokesman said: “DTZ is the property manager for Buchanan House. However, as this is a police matter, we are unable to provide further comment at this time.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact 0141 532 3036.

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