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Worker dies following incident at Everton stadium site

Featured image credit: Everton

Featured image credit: Everton

A male worker has died following an incident at the construction site for Everton’s new stadium on Bramley-Moore Dock.

Work on the site has been suspended until further notice following the incident, which occurred yesterday (Monday) afternoon. The worker has now been named as 26-year-old Michael Jones.

In a statement, Everton said: “Everyone at Everton Football Club is heartbroken by the news a male worker has died following an incident at the Everton Stadium site at Bramley-Moore Dock. The thoughts and condolences of everyone connected with Everton are with his family, friends and colleagues at this unimaginably sad time.”

A spokesperson for stadium contractor Laing O’Rourke added: “We can confirm that earlier today a member of our team, who was carrying out work for one of our sub-contractors, was seriously injured in an incident. He was taken to hospital via ambulance, where he sadly died.

“We are shocked and saddened by today’s tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased man and our wide project team. The police and the health and safety executive are on site and we have suspended work until further notice. We will cooperate fully with any investigation that follows.”

Everton commenced construction on its new 53,000-capacity stadium in August 2021 and the project is due for completion in the final months of 2024. Laing O’Rourke was appointed to build the stadium in February 2020.