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    FATALITY: ROAD WORKER DRAGGED ALONG ROAD

    Night shift worker loses life when struck by road sweeping vehicle

    It has been reported by the Mirror and others that a road worker has died after being struck from behind by 15-ton lorry and dragged along road during a night shift on the A30 in Egham, Surrey on Friday 1st June 2018.

    The employee was reportedly dragged along the road for more than 15ft, suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is suggested he was struck from behind by a road sweeper lorry.

    The roadworks started in July 2017 and a spokesman for Surrey Police told the Mirror that:

    “Officers attended the road works at the Runnymede Roundabout, Egham, overnight following the death of a worker at the location. Surrey Police officers and paramedics from the ambulance service, were called at around 12.50am to reports that a man had been injured in a collision with plant machinery at the site.”

    HSE has been informed of the death.

    Companies involved confirm incident

    The Construction Enquirer has reported that the deceased was an employee of Toppesfield, a sub-contractor to the Buckingham Group. A Toppesfield spokesman told Construction Enquirer:

    “It is with great regret that we can confirm that an incident involving a plant vehicle and a site operative took place at Runnymede roundabout, tragically resulting in the death of one of our team.

    Our deepest condolences are with the family and loved ones of those involved. We are working with the emergency services, HSE and our client Buckingham in undertaking a full investigation, as well as making sure that our own team have the support they need at this difficult time.”

     

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