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Balfour Beatty worker killed on M3

A Balfour Beatty worker killed while working on the M3 in Surrey has been named by police as 28-year old Ben Collins.

Mr Collins sustained serious injuries while working on roadworks between Junctions 1 and 2 of the M3 near Sunbury on Monday morning.

Surrey Police confimed it was carrying out an investigation into the cause of the fatality with the Health and Safety Executive.

A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said at the time: “We were called just before 10.15am to reports that a man had been seriously injured at the side of the M3.

“We sent an ambulance and an ambulance car to the scene and were joined later by an air ambulance.

“Sadly, despite our best efforts, the man died at the scene.”

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive told Construction News that the organisation was aware of the incident and was investigating, but couldn’t give any more details.

A spokesperson for Balfour Beatty said: “Yesterday, a road worker working on our M3 project died as a result of an incident within the roadworks.

“Our deepest sympathies are with our colleague’s family, friends and co-workers at this time.

“We are liaising with Surrey Police and the Health & Safety Executive to help their investigations and while these continue it would not be appropriate to comment further.”

A Highways England spokesperson said: “Every death on our roads is a tragedy and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of our colleague at Balfour Beatty, who died yesterday while working on the M3.”


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