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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 victim of the Grosvenor Square building collapse was a popular and valued member of the team, McGee construction company said.
Father-of-two Dainius Rupsys was killed after the second floor of the building in the square collapsed at around 3.45pm on Monday.
A company statement read:
A construction worker who died after a building partially collapsed on Grosvenor Square has been named as father-of-two Dainius Rupsys.
The 33-year-old Lithuanian national had worked for McGee construction company since 2012.
His family have been informed.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
An eyewitness has described seeing workers leaving the building under construction on Grosvenor Square at the same time.
Receptionist Salima Cherrad, 26, said: