Man killed in Isle of Dogs wall collapse on building site

Police arrive at scene of collapsed wall with construction officials [pictures: Steve Poston]

Police arrive at scene of collapsed wall with construction officials [pictures: Steve Poston] - Credit: Archant

A construction worker has been killed in east London today by a wall collapsing at building site on the Isle of Dogs.

Police arrive at scene of collapsed wall with construction officials [pictures: Steve Poston]

Police arrive at scene of collapsed wall with construction officials [pictures: Steve Poston] - Credit: Archant

An emergency ambulance was called at 9am to reports of an injury at the site of the former Anchor & Hope public house in West Ferry Road, Millwall, which is being redeveloped.

A paramedic team from the air-ambulance service at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel was also mobilised.

They battled for 20 minutes to try and save the man’s life—but the worker, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene 20 minutes later.

Police and Health & Safety officials are at the site at the moment.


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“The man was working on the site when the wall collapsed,” a Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed. “We are looking into the circumstances and can’t release any more details yet.

“We can’t even say if the man’s next of kin have been informed yet.”

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Investigations by police and the Health & Safety Executive are continuing, in an effort to establish what caused the wall to collapse.

The four-storey building is wrapped in scaffolding. The neighbourhood adjoining the former Millwall Docks and close to Canary Wharf is undergoing massive construction as part of the Isle of Dogs regeneration.

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