This statement is to confirm with great sadness, that a fatality occurred on Wednesday Afternoon (23 November) at Edmonton EcoPark. It involved a colleague working on the Energy Recovery Facility construction site.
Our heartfelt thoughts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased team member. We are offering support to those affected during this extremely difficult time.
Investigations by the Metropolitan Police and the Health and Safety Executive are underway. ACCIONA are working very closely with their partners to assist with the investigation.
Following the completion of site investigations, construction activities will follow a controlled approach to restarting once a thorough review of safety procedures for each activity has been completed.
The first of these construction activities resumes on the energy recovery facility site today [Wednesday 30 November].
The decision to reopen the site follows extensive consideration. The welfare and safety of staff is paramount, therefore the activities associated with the incident are still under review and will not commence until ACCIONA are completely satisfied that it is safe to do so.
This statement has been issued on behalf of ACCIONA and North London Waste Authority.
For further press enquires please contact Trudi Axtens, Communications Manager: