It's believed a digger fell through a concrete floor at a property in Grosvenor Square yesterday afternoon - killing one man and injuring another. They were both workers for the site contractor McGee. Chief Executive Declan Sherry today named the deceased as Lithuanian national Dainius Rupsys.
The incident involved a piece of machinery that was demolishing a concrete floor slab of around 12 square metres when the floor slab gave way and fell to the next level down. It would be irresponsible to comment further until a full investigation has been completed by the Health and Safety Executive. Work has been suspended while this is ongoing. We will of course provide our full support and co-operation to the investigating authorities.
The chief executive of site contractor McGee, the company carrying out work on the building which partially collapsed at Grosvenor Square, has sent sympathies to the family of the man who died in the accident. Declan Sherry said:
Work on site has been suspended and we are, of course, working closely with the investigating authorities to ensure that a full inquiry is conducted into this tragic incident.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with both families and friends at this difficult time.
Declan Sherry, chief executive of site contractor McGee, said that the firm is 'liaising with families' of the man killed, and the man injured, at the Grosvenor Square building site when a building partially collapsed.
Police were called to the site, a former US Navy headquarters in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, central London, at 3.45pm. The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead.
The building was bought by the Abu Dhabi Investment Corporation and developer Finchatton in April last year from a consortium headed by restaurateur and entrepreneur Richard Caring, who owns classic London venues including the Ivy, Scott's and Annabel's.