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Crossrail: ''Safety of our staff is paramount''

A spokesman for Crossrail said today:

“Crossrail regards the safety of all those working on the project as paramount and requires all workers to adhere to strict safety requirements including an obligation to raise any concerns.

We fully investigated Unite’s specific claims and found no evidence to support them. Crossrail has written to Unite on several occasions to update them on industry and health safety issues but has yet to receive a response.”



Crossrail confirms worker hurt in 'explosion'

A spokesperson for Crossrail said:

At around 12.40 today a construction worker engaged on the Crossrail project undertaking utility excavation in the High Holborn area struck a below ground electrical cable. London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police all attended the scene and the worker was taken to hospital. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

Met Police comment on Holborn 'explosion'

Police were called at approximately 12.45 today following reports of an electrical explosion on a building site at the junction of High Holborn and Drury Lane.

Officers, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service are in attendance. One man believed to be in his 20s is being treated at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive will be notified.

Road closures remain in place.

– Metropolitan Police spokesman

Fire Brigade updates on Holborn 'explosion'

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