Caroline Blackman is understood to have been involved in a traffic accident

Caroline Blackman

Caroline Blackman, Laing O’Rourke’s human capital director at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, has died after being involved in a car accident.

According to Avon & Somerset police, which was appealing for witnesses to the incident, Blackman (pictured), 57, died following a collision on the A369 near Bristol on Wednesday morning (13 February).

In a statement Laing O’Rourke’s chief executive Ray O’Rourke said: “It is with sadness we announce the untimely passing of our colleague Caroline Blackman.

“Having spent almost two decades with the business, Caroline was most recently our human capital director at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

“Not only was she highly respected by all who worked with her, she was fulfilling one of our most important posts, in helping to fully resource, manage and operate one of our biggest joint venture projects.

“Caroline will be known to many, in our offices, projects and sites across the UK and further afield, as a bright, lively and committed member of our leadership team, and as someone who was very progressive in her agenda.

“She played a key role in our London Olympics delivery partner consortium CLM, and took those learnings to Australia to help us win the W2B Pacific Highway partnership.

“We will be doing whatever we can to support Caroline’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time.”