A construction worker has been killed at one of the Crossrail construction sites in central London.
Firefighters tried to rescue the 43-year-old after he sustained head injuries 32ft down a tunnel in Holborn earlier today.
"Sadly, at approximately 5am this morning a contractor working at our site in Fisher Street, London was fatally injured.
"Our first and foremost thoughts are with the family and friends affected by this. The next of kin are being informed.
"We are establishing the facts and a full investigation into the incident has commenced."
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