Man killed in Tottenham building collapse

LONDON FIRE BRIGADE GENERIC (LFB COPYRIGHT)

A man died when a building partially collapsed during demolition, London Fire Brigade has said.

Firefighters were called after the collapse of a wall and reinforced concrete roof at a two-storey building which was being demolished in Tottenham, north London, on Tuesday afternoon.

A site worker was trapped under the rubble and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Search and rescue crews were working alongside the Health and Safety Executive and police officers to retrieve the body.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “Sadly a man has died following a building collapse on Vale Road in Tottenham.”

The spokesman added: “The brigade was called at 2.19pm and crews remain on scene.

“Four fire engines and three fire rescue units from Tottenham, Stoke Newington, Holloway, Edmonton, Battersea and East Ham fire stations are at the scene.”