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Worker killed on new Forth crossing named as John Cousin

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A construction worker who died following an incident on the new Queensferry Crossing has been named as John Grant Cousin.

The 62-year-old from Northumberland was working on the £1.4bn bridge which is being built across the Firth of Forth.

He is thought to have been hit by a moving boom on a crane on the deck of the north tower on 29 April.

An investigation is being carried out by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive.

Blood loss

In a statement, Police Scotland said Mr Cousin's family wanted to thank everyone for their "thoughts and support at this sad time".

It is understood that he suffered severe blood loss in the incident and he was unable to be resuscitated.

Another man was injured in the incident.

The bridge, between Fife and Edinburgh, is due to be completed at the end of the year.

Work started in 2011 and Mr Cousin's death is thought to be the first fatality at the site.

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