Worker killed on Crossrail site

A worker at Crossrail’s Fisher Street site in Holborn has died while working in one of the £14.8 billion project’s tunnels.

Fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene just after 5.30am this morning but the 43-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The worker was spraying concrete onto the excavated ground when a piece of concrete from the ceiling of the tunnel fell and hit him.

Crossrail has now suspended all work at Fisher Street and associated works across the project.

Crossrail said in a statement: “At approx. 5am this morning a contractor working at our site in Fisher Street, London was fatally injured.

“Our first and foremost thoughts are with the family and friends affected by this.

“We are establishing the facts and a full investigation into the incident has commenced.”

An investigation has now been launched into the incident. The Metropolitan Police and the Health and Safety Executive remain on site.