A young man dies at the construction site of a Scottish wind farm, prompting a police and security investigation

A police investigation has been opened after the tragic death of a young man on a building site in Shetland.

The alarm was raised at around 10.15am on Sunday June 5, following reports that a 23-year-old man had been injured in a work accident.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene in the Upper Kergord area – 15 miles north of Lerwick – but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Investigators say investigations to determine the circumstances are still ongoing and the health and safety manager will be notified.

The tragic incident is believed to have occurred at a construction site for a wind farm.

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A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: ‘Officers received a report that a 23-year-old man was injured at a construction site in the Upper Kergord area of ​​Shetland at around 10.15am on Sunday June 5 2022.

“Emergency services responded, however, the man died at the scene.

“Investigations are underway to establish all the circumstances and the health and safety manager will be informed in due course.”

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Alice F. Ponder