Worker dies after accident at Glasgow construction site

St Enoch centre in Glasgow

POLICE Scotland have confirmed that a 43-year-old man died yesterday (August 22), after suffering serious injuries at a construction site at St Enoch Centre, Glasgow.

Police Scotland said in a statement, “A 43-year-old man has died after sustaining serious injuries while working at a construction site at St Enoch Centre, Glasgow on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Emergency services were called around 3.20pm, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A joint Police Scotland and Health and Safety Executive investigation is ongoing and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Sir Robert McAlpine is the main contractor on a project to extend the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow city centre. STV reported a spokesperson for the firm as saying, “Our thoughts at this very sad time are with the family, friends and colleagues of the worker involved. We are working closely with the HSE and Police Scotland. However, as there is now a live ongoing investigation, we are unable to provide any further comment.”

A St Enoch Centre spokesman added, “We are devastated by this tragic incident and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the man involved. We will of course co-operate fully with the investigation.”

Unite the union called for a “full investigation” into the incident. Stevie Dillon, Unite regional coordinating officer said, “Unite have repeatedly called for greater enforcement and regulation in the construction industry including stronger health and safety standards.”