Cumbria

Concrete staircase fall kills man in Workington

Martin McGlasson
Image caption Mr McGlasson was putting finishing touches to the staircase when it fell

A man has been killed by a falling concrete staircase in Cumbria.

Martin McGlasson, 37, was polishing the nearly-completed stairs when they collapsed at ACP Concrete in Lakes Road, Workington, on Friday morning.

Mr McGlasson had been freed by colleagues by the time paramedics arrived but had suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Police and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident, which happened at about 07:30 BST.

In a statement released by Mr McGlasson's family they said: "Martin was a loving son, partner, brother and uncle who will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and workmates."

Paul Armstrong, the financial director of Thomas Armstrong, which owns ACP Concrete, said: "It's a black day for the company.

"We haven't had an incident like this happen before. We're all very upset and our thoughts are with the family."

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: "An investigation into the circumstances around Martin McGlasson's death is ongoing by the police and the Health and Safety Executive."

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