A construction worker has been killed after being seriously injured on a building site near a Scottish farm.
The 45-year-old man, who is yet to be named, was pronounced dead at the scene at around 9.45am on Wednesday.
Emergency services were called to the accident at work near Shott Farm on Hamilton Road, High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.
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.”
Construction work at the scene has now been suspended while the investigation takes place.
The unnamed man was working for Avant Homes when the accident happened.
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.”
Underlines importance of health and safety
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.”
Source: Scottish Daily Record
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Jonathan Brown