BREAKING NEWS: Langley Green school workman dies

jpco-9-10-13  Building site at Langley Green School  (Pic by Jon Rigby)
jpco-9-10-13 Building site at Langley Green School (Pic by Jon Rigby)

A construction worker has died after he was hit on the head by a man hole cover at a school building site, say police.

A 26-year-old man from Kent who was working in a hole on a building site at Langley Green Primary School died yesterday afternoon (October 7) after he was injured on site on Friday October 4.

Sussex Police said the worker was hit on the head just after 11am and his condition was initially assessed as serious.

He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital in East London.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police added: “Local police and the Health and Safety Executive are working together to investigate the circumstances.

“Nobody else was injured and no children were on the site which is sealed off from the rest of the school.”

The building work is being undertaken by Balfour Beatty Construction Services to extend the school.

A spokesperson for Balfour Beatty said: “Balfour Beatty is working with The Health and Safety Executive and Sussex Police therefore, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

“The safety of its employees, subcontractors and the public is always Balfour Beatty’s main concern.”