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Body is found in Aberdeen rubble

A CONSTRUCTION worker's body has been pulled from the rubble of a former shop that collapsed in Aberdeen last week.

Erik Funkel Petersen, 34, was working on the refurbishment of a former Poundstretcher store in Union Street when a section of the internal structure fell on him.

The building's instability prevented emergency crews carrying out an immediate search.

After consulting main contractor Riverside Construction, the Health and Safety Executive, Grampian Fire Brigade and a structural engineer, the search was carried out three days after the incident and only then was Mr Petersen's body found.

The man had been working for local subcontractor Awakenings Restoration on Riverside's restoration. The building had been unused since 1998.