Death of employee who fell at airport 'not suspicious'

Emergency services pronounced a 59-year-old man dead at Glasgow Prestwick Airport on Wednesday.

Airport employee pronounced dead after fall as investigation launched Getty Images

The death of an employee who fell at a Glasgow airport is not being treated as suspicious.

On Wednesday at around 12.01pm, police were called to reports of a man falling at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

The 59-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of his death, officers said.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 12.10pm on Wednesday, 11 January, to a report of a man falling at Prestwick Airport. Emergency services attended and the 59-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A spokesperson for Glasgow Prestwick Airport said: “Glasgow Prestwick Airport can confirm that an employee died following an incident on site on Wednesday 11 January.

“Everyone at the airport is devastated and our thoughts are with the employee’s family and friends at this extremely sad time.

“We are working closely with the relevant authorities to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code