Man in his 20s died when metal shuttering collapsed during a ground clearance operation

A workman has died after being crushed on a building site in Berkshire yesterday.

The man, who has not been named, is believed to have been in his 20s. He was involved in a ground clearance operation on a site in Peacock Lane in Bracknell when several tonnes of metal shuttering fell on top of him.

The man was eventually freed by firefighters, but later died. Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, in a separate case roofing firm Icon Construction Services has been ordered to pay £21,000 after admitting breaching safety regulations that led to a young builder breaking 50 bones in a fall.

23-year-old labourer Daniel Gingell fell through a roof light he was replacing at an industrial estate in Avonmouth, near Bristol, in September 2003. Icon Construction Services pleaded guilty to failing to comply with health and safety requirements in a hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court this week.