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Fatal entrapment incident

We have received several reports of a fatal incident in Aberdeen in which a man using a platform came into contact with an overhead beam.

The man, 52, was working at the new Baird family hospital project in the city being built by main contractor Graham. The incident occurred on January 18th, but we have still not been able to categorically confirm that the fatality did in fact involve a platform, although from the information we have received from several sources it does seems that this was the case. The man died at the scene having suffered a serious head injury.

A spokesperson for the main contractor said: “We are deeply saddened to confirm a fatality at the Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen today. We are in discussions with the sub-contractor involved, as well as the emergency services and the Health and Safety Executive and we have paused all related work. We will fully cooperate with any investigation. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, and we will support our colleagues as best we can at this difficult time.”

The HSE and local police are carrying out a joint investigation into the incident.

We will of course update this item as we receive more information.