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Work remains suspended at Fisher Street following Crossrail fatality

Crossrail has confirmed that all work at Fisher Street remains suspended after a worker was killed while undertaking sprayed concrete lining (SCL) work on Friday as part of BFK’s work to build the western running tunnels.

“The worker was spraying concrete onto the excavated ground when a piece of concrete from the ceiling of the tunnel fell and hit him,” said a Crossrail spokesperson.
“All work at Fisher Street remains suspended. A full and thorough investigation into this tragic incident is being undertaken. The Health and Safety Executive has attended site.”

SCL work at other Crossrail site has not been suspended but Crossrail is seeking assurances from all contractor sites concerning SCL works prior to construction activity commencing this week.

Crossrail’s spokesperson added: “Safety is our number one priority. Crossrail has set the most stringent safety requirements in the industry and its accident rate is below the industry average.”

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