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INCIDENT:LIFT SHAFT FATALITY ON MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE

Workman found at base of lift shaft on college refurb and new build project

A construction worker has died after what is believed to have been a fall from height at Croydon College, south of London. The project involves both new build and refurbishment undertaken by ISG including a new six-storey rotunda housing drama studios and music practice rooms.

The workman was treated for cardiac arrest at the scene and taken to St George’s Hospital Tooting  where he died. Police and HSE have attended and are investigating the incident.  A Croydon College spokesman said:

“The College deeply regrets to hear of the incident and wishes to express its sincere sympathy to the family and friends. ISG are undertaking work to refurbish and extend the College as part of a major capital investment project. The site has now been closed by ISG and relevant authorities informed.”

A spokesman for ISG said:

“It is with deep regret that we have learned of the tragic death of the construction worker injured in the incident at our Croydon College site. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the bereaved, to whom we offer our sincere condolences at this time. We are co-operating fully with the appropriate authorities, and until the full circumstances of the incident following the investigation are known, we are unable to make a further public comment.”

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