A worker who died on a Docklands Light Railway extension last week has been named as 58-year-old Harold Sheridan from Luton.

The accident happened last Wednesday morning at West Ham station. Reports said Sheridan was “crushed by machinery”, but a 60-year-old man was later arrested on charges of manslaughter. It is not yet known what his involvement with the scheme was.

British Transport Police confirmed that the man had been bailed until mid-January.

The work, which is part of a £211m scheme to extend the DLR to the east, is being carried out by a Skanska UK joint venture Skanska GrantRail.

The site is believed to be a former surface railway route between Canning Town station and Stratford International that is currently being converted to DLR use.

West Ham station was shut at 9am for two hours following the accident, as the route under construction runs parallel to underground tracks.

The British Transport Police later issued a statement confirming the arrest of a man “in connection with the death of a man who was crushed by machinery”.