A worker has died after a wall collapsed on the construction site of a former pub in East London.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew and a team of paramedics but died as a result of his injuries.
Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have now launched an investigation into the fatal incident, which happened around 9am on December 3, to find out what caused the wall to collapse.
It has also emerged that local councillors had concerns about the safety of the construction site of the former Anchor & Hope pub on Westferry Road on the Isle of Dogs.
Andrew Woods, who represents the Canary Wharf ward on the council, initially raised concerns about the safety of the site in August.
He is now set to ask the HSE why it wasn’t made safe three months ago – action which could potentially have prevented the wall from collapsing.
He also wants to know if the planning consent, which was running out, put pressure on the build.
The Anchor & Hope, which first opened in 1787, is on the edge of the expanding Canary Wharf business district in an area undergoing a huge regeneration project.
Compensation for construction accidents
Accidents at construction sites are unfortunately commonplace in the UK and often result in serious injury or death.
If you’ve been involved in a construction site accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline provides all the support you need to make a successful claim for compensation, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve been injured in an accident at work or elsewhere.