Police confirm man, 52, killed after Annan building site 'incident'

The incident happened at a building site in Annan. Credit: ITV Border

Police have confirmed that a man has died at a building site in Dumfries and Galloway.

Officers say they responded to calls at 9:45am this morning after reports of a mast having fallen on a 52-year-old man on Hallmeadow Place, Annan.

Emergency services attended and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Enquiries into the incident will be carried out alongside the Health and Safety Executive."

The site is now closed for investigations to take place. Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd, the firm in charge of the building site, released this statement: “We are devastated to confirm a fatality on our Hallmeadow, Annan site this morning.

"Whilst full details are still to be established, our immediate thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the operative involved.

"The wellbeing of anybody working on our sites is absolutely paramount to us. A full investigation will be carried out, and we are working with all of the relevant authorities in this regard.

"We have closed the site to allow the investigation to be concluded.”