Contractor Clancy Docwra confirms that a site supervisor has been killed on its Docklands Light Railway project in Stratford
Contractor Clancy Docwra has confirmed that a site supervisor has been killed on its Docklands Light Railway project in Stratford.
In a statement, the firm said the worker, who police have named as Kevin Campbell, 46 from Poplar, in east London, died after an incident on the site on 2 March.
Clancy said Campbell was a lead supervisor during piling operations on the DLR site.
The firm said: “We again offer our sincerest condolences and remain in close contact with the family.
“The deceased person was lead supervisor during piling operations on the site, when the injury leading to his death occurred.
“He had been part of the Clancy team for over twenty years.
“The site remains partly under the control of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) whilst they continue to undertake various checks and inspections, in order to progress with their investigation.”
The HSE said it was investigating the incident, alongside the police.
An HSE spokesman said Campbell was struck by a piece of machinery that was attached to an excavator.
The Metropolitan Police said emergency services were called to the site on on Bridgewater Road in the early hours of 2 March, but the worker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the cause of death was the result of a heavy impact from machinery.
The fatality came in the same month as a worker was killed on the £15bn Crossrail project, while last week a worker on Balfour Beatty’s Providence tower site in London’s docklands was seriously injured after a crane collapse.