In a devastating incident, a 26-year-old construction worker lost his life while working on the construction of Everton FC’s new stadium.
The incident occurred at Bramley Moore Dock on a fateful Monday afternoon, as confirmed by Merseyside Police.
Despite being rushed to the hospital after the incident, the man succumbed to his injuries, leaving behind a grieving family.
Club Mourns: Everton FC Expresses Heartbreak
The news of the worker’s untimely death struck a chord with Everton FC, as the club expressed its profound sorrow on Twitter.
The club’s tweet conveyed the heartbreak felt by everyone at Everton, acknowledging the tragic passing of the male worker due to the incident at the construction site.
In this time of unimaginable sadness, the club extended its condolences to the worker’s family, friends, and colleagues.
Contractor’s Shock: Laing O’Rourke Responds
Stadium contractor Laing O’Rourke, responsible for overseeing the construction, was deeply shaken by the tragic event.
The company released a statement conveying shock and sadness over the worker’s demise.
As a response to the incident, work at the construction site has been suspended until further notice.
Both the police and the Health and Safety Executive are present at the scene, collaborating to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Halting Progress: Work Suspension and Considerations
The unfortunate incident has led to the temporary suspension of work at the stadium construction site.
The collaboration between law enforcement and the Health and Safety Executive highlights the seriousness of the situation.
Meanwhile, Everton FC had previously announced plans to consult with fans regarding the timing of their move to the new stadium, a decision scheduled to be made in the midst of the 2024-25 season.
Investigation Underway: Details Unfold
A police spokesperson confirmed the tragic outcome, revealing that the 26-year-old worker had been seriously injured during the incident at Bramley Moore Dock.
Despite prompt medical attention, he couldn’t be saved and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The next of kin of the deceased worker have been informed, and an investigation is currently underway to understand the circumstances that led to this heartbreaking event.
Cooperation and Grief: Laing O’Rourke’s Response
Laing O’Rourke, the contracting company overseeing the construction, expressed their deep sorrow and shock over the incident.
The company’s spokesperson confirmed that the worker, who was part of their project team, suffered severe injuries during the incident.
Despite immediate medical intervention, he passed away in the hospital.
Laing O’Rourke pledged full cooperation with any ensuing investigations and expressed their sympathy for the family and friends of the deceased worker, as well as their wider project team.