Worker falls to death from Olympic Stadium

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told ITV News that a 44-year-old man was found dead early this morning. Building firm Balfour Beatty confirmed work at the site had stopped as the investigation gets underway.

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Death of Olympic Stadium worker 'non suspicious'

Police are treating the death of a 44-year-old man who died after falling from the Olympic Stadium this morning as non-suspicious, they said. Police are still working to contact the family of the man who died. In a statement to ITV News London, police said:

The death of a 44-year-old sub-contractor who fell from the Olympic Stadium has been deemed non-suspicious following a police investigation.

Officers were called to the stadium at 07:30hrs this morning, Sunday, 28 June, to reports of a person having fallen from the Stadium to the ground and being unconscious.

– Met Police.

Worker killed falling off Olympic Stadium

Police have confirmed that the man who died this morning after falling from the Olympic Stadium was working on the site.

The circumstances of his death are still unexplained, and investigations are ongoing.

Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man having fallen from the Olympic Stadium can confirm that the deceased was a sub contractor working at the venue.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, however, officers are confident that they know the identity of the deceased 44-year-old man.

Enquiries continue to locate next of kin. Newham Police investigate.

– Met Police


London Legacy: All work on Olympic stadium to halt

All building work on the London Olympic stadium has stopped and will remain halted as police and other relevant authorities investigate the death of a 44-year-old man.

In a statement to ITV News London, David Goldstone, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation said:

We are devastated to hear of the death at the Stadium this morning and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time.

As yet the exact cause of death is unexplained, but we have stopped all work on site and will cooperate fully with the emergency services and all other relevant authorities on their investigations.

We will also be conducting our own thorough examination of events

– David Goldstone
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