The structure of the new Crossrail Custom House station in the Royal Docks has been completed. 825 sections of the building were pieced together like a jigsaw in a year and a day. When completed in 2018, the station will enable passengers to travel to and from Heathrow in 45 minutes.
The family of Rene Tkacik, a 44-year-old man who died whilst working on the Crossrail project last year have said they hope the inquest into his death will reveal what happened to him.
Speaking outside the inquest this morning, his lawyer Helen Clifford said the family just want answers.
An inquest into the death of a worker who died last year whilst working on the Crossrail project has opened this morning.
René Tkacik, 44, who died on 7 March after he was hit by a section of freshly applied shotcrete at Crossrail’s Fisher Street site.
He died as he sprayed concrete through a hose - known as "shotcreting" - used by Crossrail contractors.
A silent vigil was held outside the Coroners Court this morning.
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