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Emergency services / Enquiries continue into fatal accident at wind farm site

The Kergord compound yesterday, Monday.

POLICE enquiries into the death of a 23-year-old man following an accident at the Upper Kergord wind farm construction site are continuing.

Emergency services were called to the scene at the Viking Energy substation site with in the Kergord compound on Sunday morning.

The young man, who worked for main contractor BAM Nuttall, was injured in an industrial accident and died at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported. He has not yet been named by police.

The immediate area is secured and cordoned off and it remains non-operational.

Accident investigators from the Health and Safety Executive are due to arrive in the isles today (Tuesday).

A spokesperson for SSE Renewables, the developer behind the 103-turbine wind farm, said that colleagues had returned to work on the project today (Tuesday).

Police chief inspector Stuart Clemson said enquiries were ongoing.