Compliance Principles Ltd

20/01/20
A 33-year-old Lithuanian worker has been killed at a London construction site after a re-enforced concrete slab collapsed following an order from his supervisor to remove the props supporting it. 33-year-old labourer Dainius Rupsys from Lithuania was working with an excavator operator at the site on Grosvenor Square in London, as part of the operation to demolish the existing multi-storey building before 31 residential flats could be built. Rupsys had been burning through reinforcing steel bars with an oxy-propane lance to assist the excavator operator’s efforts to remove part of the re-enforced concrete slab. Another worker had alerted the supervisor that their work had made the structure unsafe and the demolition was halted. However, the supervisor then ordered the removal of props supporting the remaining slab and less than ten minutes later it collapsed. https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/demolition-specialist-in-the-dock-after-labourer-killed