Statement from Leader of Hounslow Council, Steve Curran
Published: Friday, 29th June 2018
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said:
“We were made aware of an incident that occurred on site in Feltham this morning (Friday 29 June) at around 9:30am, involving a piling rig collapsing onto a vehicle in a private car park. Fortunately, no one was hurt and works have been suspended as a result of the incident.
The site is now subject to an incident investigation. British Transport Police officers have attended and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed of the incident. As the principal contactor, Hounslow Highways and the sub-contractor responsible for the piling rig will lead on liaison with HSE.
Our priority is the safety of residents, staff and contractors. The council and Hounslow Highways will cooperate fully with the investigation.”
The works are part of a ten-month project to improve traffic congestion and road safety in the area, as well as allow Network Rail to lengthen platforms at Feltham Rail Station and provide increased capacity on South West Trains. The works are also to allow the closure of the level crossing on Bedfont Lane which has been identified as a major safety concern.