Worker killed in Grosvenor Square building collapse named

A construction worker who died after a building partially collapsed on Grosvenor Square has been named as Lithuanian national and father-of-two Dainius Rupsys.

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Woker killed when floor 'gave way' at building site

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.

– Declan Sherry, Chief Executive, McGee


Falling digger may have contributed to worker's death

Police believe a falling digger contributed to the death of a 33-year-old man at a construction site on Grosvenor Square on Monday night.

Police officers and construction workers at the scene of partial building collapse in Grosvenor Square. Credit: PA

A 29-year-old man, who suffered minor injuries in the fall, was working in a digger on the second floor at the time of the collapse.

The digger's fall is believed to caused the 33-year-old victim to fall and die at the scene.

The man's next-of-kin have been informed while a post mortem examination is yet to take place, police said.

Work suspended at Grosvenor Square site

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.

Building contractor liaises with worker's families

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.


Building collapse victim pronounced dead at scene

The victim of the Grosvenor Square building collapse was pronounced dead at the scene, London Ambulance Service confirmed.

Another man was treated for minor injuries and has been taken to a London hospital.

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said:

We were called at 15.43 to Grosvenor Square to reports of an incident.

We sent three ambulance crews, three single responders in cars, HART, London’s Air Ambulance and 2 DSOs.

Sadly, one person, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene by the HEMS doctor.

Staff treated a second patient, a man, for minor injuries who was taken to University College Hospital.

Building collapse just yards from US embassy

One man died and at least one other person was injured in the incident. Credit: PA

The site of a partial building collapse on Grosvenor Square is believed to be a former US naval headquarters and is yards from the US Embassy.

The address, at 20 Grosvenor Square, is being redeveloped into residential accommodation as part of a £250 million renovation.

One man has been killed in the incident while at least one other has been injured.

Workers seen leaving Grosvenor building at same time

An eyewitness has described seeing workers leaving the building under construction on Grosvenor Square at the same time.

Receptionist Salima Cherrad, 26, said:

We saw a helicopter here in Grosvenor Square and we assumed it was something that happened with the guys and the scaffolding.

There were lots of them who came out of the building at the same time and they were all gathering at one spot in the square.

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