At Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London, a 44-year-old man who was working on construction has been found deceased.
The stadium is undergoing redevelopments in preparation for the 2015 Rugby World Cup later this year and will then become Premier League club West Ham’s main arena in 2016.
According to reports, the man was found “unconscious” this morning and was pronounced dead 30 minutes after officers were notified of the body.
Law enforcement has yet to identify the person.
“Officers were called to the stadium at 07:30 this morning, Sunday, 28 June, to reports of a person having fallen from the stadium to the ground and being unconscious.
“The man was unresponsive when officers arrived at the scene. The London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead shortly before 08:00…Formal identification has not yet taken place. However, officers are confident that they know the identity of the deceased.”
Chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corportation David Goldstone has identified the cause of death and has made sure to cease the building process for the time being.
“As yet the exact cause of death is unexplained, but we have stopped all work on site and will cooperate fully with the emergency services and all other relevant authorities on their investigations, ” he said. “We will also be conducting our own thorough examination of events.”