Man Crushed To Death By Steel Frame

Fatal Work Accident In Scotland

19.10.2009

A 31-year-old man has been crushed to death after a steel building frame collapsed on him, police have confirmed.

Daniel Hurley was taken to hospital after the accident in Murano Street, Glasgow, but did not survive the ordeal.

A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said: "Around 8.35am Daniel Hurley, of Arrowsmith Avenue, Glasgow sustained fatal injuries when he was crushed by the steel building frame which collapsed when he was working on a new building site in Murano Street, Glasgow.

"Emergency services attended and transferred him to Glasgow Western Infirmary where sadly Daniel died on arrival."

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

His family have been informed and the Health and Safety Executive will carry out a full inquiry.

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David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: “This is a terrible fatal accident at work.

“The circumstances of this work accident are currently not fully known. However, its clear that something went very wrong indeed.

“Sadly, I regularly help families pursue their compensation claim following a fatal accident at work."