Worker Dies After Being Seriously Hurt On Building Site

19 April 2017, 19:30

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A worker has died after being seriously injured on a building site.

Emergency services were called to the scene close to Shott Farm on Hamilton Road, High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire at around 9.45am on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has yet to be formally identified.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: ''A post mortem will be conducted to establish the exact cause of death, which is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

''The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.''

The man was working at an Avant Homes construction site, where work has been suspended and an investigation launched.

An Avant Homes spokesman said: ''It is with great sadness that we can confirm a man died in an incident at our construction site in High Blantyre today.

''Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and loved ones at this time. An investigation has been launched immediately and all works have been suspended whilst we assist the emergency services.''

Steven Dillon, regional co-ordinating officer for construction union Unite, said: ''Our first thoughts are concern and sympathy for the family of this worker, and for his workmates and friends.

''We will have an officer in the area tomorrow to observe conditions, and to be available for workers to talk to.

''We will have to await investigations into the cause of this death, but it underlines the vital importance of proper health and safety monitoring at every construction site.

''Every construction worker deserves to return home safely at the end of their shift, but there are still too many deaths and injuries in the industry.''

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