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Man dies after fall at Canary Wharf construction site

Canary Wharf

A man has died after reportedly falling into a deep trench on a Canary Wharf construction site.

The man, whose body has not yet been recovered, is not thought to have been a member of construction staff.

Property company Canary Wharf Group wrote on Twitter: “We are aware of an incident at One Bank Street and are supporting emergency services.”

It later added: “There has been a fatality at one of our construction sites, all our construction workers are safe and we are supporting the investigation being led by the emergency services.”

Police were called to the site in Bank Street, Westferry Road this morning at 8.46am and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not currently thought to be suspicious. Construction workers told the Mirror Online that the body could have been there “for a few days”.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) and the London Fire Brigade also attended the incident.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 8.52am to Bank Street, Tower Hamlets to reports of a person fallen.

“We sent our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene.

“Sadly, the patient died at the scene.”

The man was named on social media as Sam Clarke from St Albans, Hertfordshire who reportedly fell after a New Years Eve night out with friends. 


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