Police are investigating the death of man who fell 50 feet into a deep trench at a construction site in Canary Wharf.
Man falls 50ft to his death into deep trench at Canary Wharf construction site
Emergency services were called to the scene in Bank Street, next to Heron Quays DLR station, shortly before 9am on Tuesday - writes standard.co.uk.
The body of an unidentified man was found in a “deep trench”, officials said. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said he had fallen 50 feet.
Scotland Yard said the death was being treated as “unexplained”A Met Police spokesman said: "We were called at 8.46am to reports of a body found in a construction site in Bank Street.
“The body of a man was found after apparently falling into a deep trench.
“The man was pronounced dead at scene. His death is being treated as unexplained and he is not thought to be a member of the construction team."
A London Ambulance Service spokesman added: “We were called at 8.52am to Bank Street, Tower Hamlets to reports of a person fallen from height.
“We sent our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene.
“Sadly, the patient was dead at the scene.”
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