Contractor says ‘catastrophic’ failure of part of a piling rig led to the death of a worker on its Maidenhead site
McAleer & Rushe has said a “catastrophic” failure of part of a piling rig led to the death of a worker on its hotel site in Maidenhead this week.
In a statement today, the firm said its team had been left “devastated by the events” on Tuesday (13 May), when a worker died on the firm’s office and hotel development in Maidenhead.
The firm described the incident as a “freak accident”, which led to the death of an agency worker, who was employed by a piling subcontractor on the project.
The firm said: “Following a thorough site investigation by the police and HSE, initial reports indicate that the root cause of the incident would appear to be a catastrophic parts failure on the tracks of the piling rig .
“This occurred during a routine maintenance procedure, completely outside of any construction operations.
“Our entire team has obviously been devastated by the events … and our thoughts and sympathies go out to the family and friends of the deceased.”