Demolition man killed at Longannet power station…

Investigation underway following death of Brown and Mason man.

The body of a 55-year old man has been recovered following an incident at Longannet Power Station in Scotland where Brown and Mason is involved in a long-term demolition programme.

DemolitionNews understands that the incident happened at around 2.45 pm on Wednesday. No more details have been made public but it has been reported locally that the man was from Cowdenbeath.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called to Longannet Power Station in Kincardine following reports of an accident. Sadly, a 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. A joint investigation between Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive will be carried out in order to establish the full set of circumstances.”

Brown and Mason has issued a brief statement in connection with the incident:

“We can confirm that a tragic incident occurred at the Longannet site on Wednesday 6th February, which involved a valued member of our team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. We are currently assisting the Police and HSE with their on-going investigation.”

The power station, owned by Scottish Power, in Kincardine was Scotland’s last coal-fired power station and was closed in 2016. Work began to demolish it in November but the entire process isn’t expected to be completed until 2021.