Man 'dies after being struck by steel girder on London building site'

Man ‘dies after being struck by a steel girder falling from crane on London building site’

  • Metropolitan police officers called at 1.25pm today to a building site in Hoxton 
  • Air ambulance attended the scene along with crews from London Fire Brigade 
  • Despite best efforts by paramedics the man was pronounced dead at the scene 

A man has died after reportedly being struck by a steel girder that fell from a crane on a London building site. 

Metropolitan police officers were called at 1.25pm today to a building site on East Road in Hoxton, north east London.   

An air ambulance attended along with the London Fire Brigade but despite paramedics’ best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  


A man has died after reportedly being struck by a steel girder that fell from a crane on a London building site. Pictured: emergency services at the scene after the incident

Police are working to inform his next of kin.

 A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 1.19pm today to reports of an incident on East Road, N1. 

‘We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a car, a clinical team leader, an incident response officer, and members of our hazardous area response team. 

‘We also dispatched by road London’s Air Ambulance. 

‘Sadly, despite best efforts of emergency service colleagues, a person died at the scene.’

Metropolitan police officers were called at 1.25pm today to a building site on East Road in Hoxton, north east London

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