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Death on Laing O’Rourke Heathrow project

A construction worker has been killed on the car park project at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2, where Laing O’Rourke is main contractor.

The man was hit by a truck in the early hours of this morning, according to a Metropolitan Police spokesman.

A police statement said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 04:46hrs on Thursday, 2 October to Cayley Road, close to the Ground Floor Car Park at Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport, following reports of a road traffic collision.

“Officers attended and found a man in his thirties suffering serious injuries following a collision with a truck.

“The man - a pedestrian - died at the scene a short while later at 05:45hrs.

“A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The Metropolitan Police said that no arrests have been made, and that enquiries are ongoing.

“The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and enquiries are under way into the circumstances surrounding the incident,” the police spokesman added.

A Laing O’Rourke statement said: “”We can confirm that in the early morning of Thursday 2 October, an incident occurred at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 in an area of the terminal where construction activity is still taking place, in which a construction worker suffered fatal injuries. The worker is not being named at present.

“Laing O’Rourke is cooperating fully with the Metropolitan Police and Health & Safety Executive in their investigations. The thoughts of everyone at Laing O’Rourke are with the family and colleagues of the deceased at this very difficult time, and while investigations are continuing, it would be inappropriate to comment further or speculate as to the cause.”

The car park is being built by Laing O’Rourke, and is almost complete. It is alongside the main £2.5bn Heathrow Terminal 2 project, which is being delivered by HETco, a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial.



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