OS death not a work place incident

os3Health and Safety Executive inspectors have confirmed that the fatality at the Olympic Stadium construction site on Sunday morning was not a workplace incident.

Main contractor Balfour Beatty resumed work on Monday morning after the HSE and police concluded their enquiries. Balfour said:  “There was a fatality at the former Olympic Stadium site yesterday morning. We worked fully with the police whilst they carried out their enquiries which concluded yesterday. They are treating the death as non-suspicious.”

“The HSE has confirmed the fatality is not being treated as a workplace incident.

“Work resumed on site this morning. Our thoughts remain with the individual’s family, friends and colleagues.”

The live web cam video feed for the Olympic Stadium remains offline since the weekend. The first test event for the new stadium is scheduled in July.




About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “OS death not a work place incident

  1. Sad news but i hope it doesnt put the build behind schedule.Ok,ok,im joking politically correct buttmunchers.I feel sorry for the guy & his family.Right,that should have covered my ar*e 😉

  2. Thoughts go out to the guy & his family. Can’t imagine what they are going through.
    Wait until someone links it to wasting tax payers money on HSE. Wouldn’t happen if state aid wasn’t paying for the redevelopment.

  3. Sad news regarding the untimely death and my sympathies go out to the family and friends of the deceased.

    The latest stadium aerial photo’s look absolutely stunning and I think that as supporters we’ll have to don the tin hats once we move in. For there are going to be some envious, spiteful and malicious media comments on the way to us…..that’s a given!

  4. Yep,it will be a *****fest from many other teams & supporters.I can take it though,i have thick skin 😉

  5. Sad for the family,guess we will find out in time what happened.Still cant work out whether i like the look of the OS.Sometimes it looks well smart,othertimes it looks like something my nephew would make out of lego 😉

  6. It’s not sad, it’s tragic and a call to reality. I’m as excited about the new season, Europe, the OS as everyone else but this serves as a reminder that all of those are luxury thoughts. Who amongst us wouldn’t trade all of our hopes and aspirations for this not to be our brother, father or son.

  7. Ok,fair enough,i will upgrade from ‘sad’ to ‘tragic’ then Swiss.My apoligizes,was just a word that came to mind at the time 😉

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