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Man, 26, dies in ‘heavy machinery’ incident at Everton’s new stadium

A man has died at the construction site for Everton FC’s new stadium on Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool.

The 26-year-old, who has not yet been publicly identified, died on Monday afternoon after sustaining head injuries in an incident involving heavy machinery.

Emergency services including an air ambulance were scrambled at 12.30pm and the man was taken to Aintree Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that a man has died following an incident at Bramley Moore Dock this afternoon, Monday 14 August.

“At around 1pm it was reported that a 26-year-old man had been injured and emergency services attended the scene.”

The Liverpool Echo reports that the site was closed with construction workers asked to leave in the aftermath of the incident.

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive, which investigates workplace accidents, said: “We can confirm we have been made aware of an incident and are making enquiries.”

Construction work has been ongoing for two years on the stadium, which will eventually seat more than 50,000 fans at the centre of Liverpool’s historic waterfront.

The team, who have been based at Goodison Park since 1892, are expected to make the move when construction completes in 2024.

Liverpool was stripped of its Unesco World Heritage status in 2021 due to waterfront developments including the new stadium – which the body had warned would “have a completely unacceptable major adverse impact on the authenticity, integrity and outstanding universal value of the World Heritage Site”.

This story is being updated.

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