The worker, in his late 20s, died while working on improvements between junctions 1 and 2 of the M3
A Balfour Beatty road worker has been killed while working on the M3 motorway in Surrey.
The victim, who was in his late 20s, died after suffering serious injuries while working on roadworks between junctions 1 and 2 of the M3 near Sunbury.
The incident was investigated by Surrey Police and has now been passed to the Health and Safety Executive.
In a statement, Surrey Police said: “Following reports of an incident on the M3 around 10-18am on Monday 27 July, Surrey Police can confirm that a man, who suffered serious injuries at the scene, has sadly died.
“The man, who was in his late 20s, was a road worker.
“The road was closed between Sunbury at Junction 1 and Thorpe/Virginia Water at Junction 2 of the M3 while emergency services dealt with the incident.
“The matter has now been passed to the Health and Safety Executive to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.”
A Balfour Beatty spokesperson said: “On Monday 27th July, a road worker working on our M3 project died as a result of an incident within the roadworks.
“Our deepest sympathies are with our colleague’s family, friends and co-workers at this time.
“We are liaising with Surrey Police and the Health & Safety Executive to help their investigations and while these continue it would not be appropriate to comment further.”
A Highways England spokesperson said: “Every death on our roads is a tragedy and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of our colleague at Balfour Beatty who died on Monday while working on the M3.
“We will work closely with Surrey Police and the Health & Safety Executive on their investigations into this tragic incident.”