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Labourer Struck By Falling Pole at Lancaster Gate

The death of a worker at a Lancaster Gate construction site is still under investigation by authorities. The man, whose identity has still not been released by authorities, was taking a cigarette break when a section of scaffolding fell on him.

Authorities say that a pole from overhead scaffolding struck the man in the head killing him instantly. The deceased worker was employed by a dry-lining subcontractor. The incident occurred on Friday, August 6, 2010.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive along with Metropolitan police are investigating the incident to see if there was any negligence on the part of the construction company or the property owners.

The Lancaster Hotel is reportedly being converted into apartments. Construction has been underway for some months.

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