A 28-year-old died on Saturday after his neck was trapped against steel on a site in Oxfordshire
A construction worker died this weekend after becoming trapped with steel pushed up against his neck on a Simons site in Oxfordshire on Friday.
The worker, who has been named today as Altin Balla, a 28-year-old from Wales, was injured on the Marriotts Close Development in Witney. He was airlifted to hospital before dying on Saturday afternoon.
The Heath and Safety Executive is investigating the incident and other workers on the site have been offered counselling.
This was a tragic accident and our thoughts are very much with the young man's relatives and friends
Simons Construction spokesperson
A spokesperson for Simons Construction Ltd said it was far from business-as-usual. ''We can confirm there was an accident on the Marriott's Close site in Witney last Friday," he said.
"We immediately informed the police and the Health and Safety Executive, and we will be co-operating fully with them in the inquiries that will now take place.
"Until those inquiries are complete it would be wrong to speculate on any aspect of the accident. This was a tragic accident and our thoughts are very much with the young man's relatives and friends."