Scotland’s health and safety watchdog is working with police after a man died at a windfarm construction site in Shetland.
The 23-year-old was attended to by emergency crews following the incident at the SSE Renewables-operated Viking Energy site in the Upper Kergord area on Sunday morning.
Ambulance and police services arrived at around 10.15am, however the man – a contractor for BAM Nuttall – was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.
A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said: “HSE has been made aware of the incident and is helping police with their enquiries.”
Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the death.
SSE is currently building the 450 megawatt Viking Energy wind farm to link up with the HVDC transmission link between Shetland and the Scottish mainland.
The firm’s head of onshore projects, Derek Hastings, said: “We are devastated by today’s news and our thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends, and colleagues of the young man who tragically died.
“We are working closely with BAM Nuttall and the relevant authorities to understand what happened.”
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