PC Harrington empolyee dies of brain haemorrhage five days after falling from ladder at Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel

A subcontractor has died after a fall from height at Skanska’s Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel.

The PC Harrington employee fell 3m from a ladder on Wednesday 28 November and hit his head.

The man was taken to hospital and subsequently discharged, but experienced headaches over the weekend and died of a brain haemorrhage the following Monday.

A spokesperson for the subcontractor said: “PC Harrington confirms that an incident occurred on the Royal London Hospital site on Wednesday 28th November 2007, the individual was admitted to hospital and discharged the next day. Tragically the individual involved has subsequently died. PC Harrington extends its deepest sympathy to the individual’s family.

“The matter is under investigation and we are unable to comment further at this time.”

Skanska started work on the Royal London Hospital in 2006 as part of the £1bn development of the Barts and Royal London Hospitals – the largest-ever healthcare PFI scheme.