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Construction worker Dies at Gatwick Airport Station

This tragic accidental death took place in the early hours of friday 22nd. According to reports was a slinger working on a tower crane life of steelwork working as a subcontractor for Kinbridge. This takes place amides the ongoing £150 million upgrades to the station. An ongoing investigation is been conducted the the British Transport Poilce and The Health and Safety Executive

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Gatwick Airport station at 12.13am on 22 July following reports that a construction worker had been injured.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 35-year-old man was very sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

“Detectives are working alongside the Health and Safety Executive to understand the full circumstances behind his death.”

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In a message to staff Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines has said: ““We have learnt of the dreadful news that in the early hours of Friday morning a construction colleague, working for Kilnbridge on the Gatwick Airport station construction project, sadly died following an incident on site… Any loss of life in our railway family is deeply painful and I know our thoughts are with all those affected… We will do all we can to support the man’s family and to support colleagues based on site.”

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