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    FATALITY: EXPLOSION AT FORMER FUEL STATION

    Workman died on site where underground tanks being removed

    It has been reported (16th March) by the BBC that a workman on a construction project has died following an “explosion at the site of former petrol station” in north London.

    Emergency services attended the site in Swain’s Lane, Highgate where the demolition work required to remove underground petrol tanks was underway.

    The site is a former shopping parade which is scheduled to be replaced by eight new shops and 12 houses.

    Highgate Councillor Sian Berry told the BBC that builders were due to remove petrol tanks from the site this week. She said:

    “It’s absolutely shocking. I was there last Friday and saw a big tank that used to store petrol. The first stage of construction was taking these tanks away.”

    HSE said it was “aware of an incident” and in communication with the emergency services.

     

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