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One Dead In Building Collapse In Westminster

A man said to be in his early thirties has died after a partial building collapse in the Grosvenor Square area, near U.S. Embassy.

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A man in his early thirties has died after a partial building collapse in Westminster. At least one person is injured.

Emergency services at scene of deadly building collapse on Grosvenor Square http://t.co/PNCoRtFDF0

ITV News London@itvlondon

Emergency services at scene of deadly building collapse on Grosvenor Square http://t.co/PNCoRtFDF0

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An onlooker at the scene, Bethanie Gavin, told BuzzFeed that there were many construction workers outside the area alongside a number of police cars when she walked past the area at 5.30pm. She also suggested the building that partially collapsed was 20 Grosvenor Square.

She said: "The left (front of the building) was closed off and everyone looking onwards at it. The police were still surrounding the right section [of the building] too, which is where I was walking up."

We are advising the public to avoid the Grosvenor Sq area #Westminster following a partial building collapse. Road closures are in place.

Metropolitan Police@metpoliceuk

We are advising the public to avoid the Grosvenor Sq area #Westminster following a partial building collapse. Road closures are in place.

05:20 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that officers were called to a building site at 3.45pm. The Met has also warned commuters to avoid the area.

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A spokesperson for the Met said that officers, London Ambulance Service, London's Air Ambulance and London Fire Brigade are currently at the scene.

He said: "A man, believed to be in his early 30s, who was working on the site was pronounced dead at the scene.

"At least one other person has been injured."

It is believed the man who died may have been working on a building site in the area, said to be at 20 Grosvenor Square.

The building collapse is 20 Grosvenor Square. Developers in charge tell me it was a construction accident #GrosvenorSq

Isa Soares@IsaCNN

The building collapse is 20 Grosvenor Square. Developers in charge tell me it was a construction accident #GrosvenorSq

06:06 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We believe that the building on Grosvenor Sq was under redevelopment.

Metropolitan Police@metpoliceuk

We believe that the building on Grosvenor Sq was under redevelopment.

05:46 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Super-prime property developers Finchatton, together with the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, purchased 20 Grosvenor Square in 2013.





The most recent chapter in Finchatton's history began in May 2013 when the company was appointed Development Coordinator for the prestigious re-development of former US Naval Headquarters, 20 Grosvenor Square. "With a completion date in 2017, 20 Grosvenor Square is a magnificent property located on one of central London's most desirable garden squares. The residences will reflect Finchatton's exacting standards, exceptional heritage and superlative quality.

The scene here in GrosvenorSquare where a partial building collapse has killed 1 & injured at least 1 other. @SkyNews

Joe Tidy@joetidy

The scene here in GrosvenorSquare where a partial building collapse has killed 1 & injured at least 1 other. @SkyNews

06:10 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The building collapse is 20 Grosvenor Square. Developers in charge tell me it was a construction accident #GrosvenorSq

Isa Soares@IsaCNN

The building collapse is 20 Grosvenor Square. Developers in charge tell me it was a construction accident #GrosvenorSq

06:06 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Update - April 15, 4:10 p.m. (BST)

The Metropolitan Police has released a statement announcing it is jointly investigating with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the circumstances of the death of a man following a partial building collapse in Mayfair.

The victim was deemed to be a 33-year-old man but officers are awaiting formal identification before publicly releasing his name.

The Met confirmed that the injured man, 29, has been discharged from hospital after being treated for minor injuries.

The statement also said it is believed that both men were working on the second floor development of 20 Grosvenor Square when the floor collapsed. It is believed the injured man was working in a digger, which is believed to have fallen, causing the

At this early stage it is believed that both men were working on the second floor of the building when the floor collapsed. 'Victim2' was working in a digger at the time. This digger is believed to have fallen causing the man who died to also fall.

Work at the site is currently suspended.