Police name man who died in wind farm construction incident

Liam Macdonald. Photo supplied by Police Scotland.

POLICE have named the 23-year-old man who died following an incident on the Viking Energy construction site at the weekend.

The man, who worked for contractor BAM Nuttall, has been named as Liam Macdonald from the Tain area.

The accident happened at the Viking Energy substation site within the Kergord compound on Sunday.

Shetland area commander chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said: “The Health and Safety Executive have been made aware and his family are being supported.

“Enquires will continue to establish the full circumstances of what happened.”

Meanwhile BAM Nuttall executive director Ian parish said: “Liam Macdonald’s death on our site in Kergord, Shetland on Sunday is a tragedy which came as devastating news to me and to everyone at BAM.

My foremost thoughts are for Liam’s family, and his friends and colleagues. My words will provide no comfort at this time, but we will support them in any way we can.

Hearing the news of Liam’s death on Sunday was an extremely sad moment for all of us. We owe it to all those who knew him to find out about what happened. We will do that in cooperation with our client SSE and with the relevant authorities.”

Head of onshore projects at SSE Renewables, Derek Hastings, added: “Our thoughts are with everyone who knew Liam, especially his family and friends. We know how devastating the shock of his death has been foreveryone, including his colleagues on site.

“At this very difficult time, we are providing counselling support to all of our staff and contractors. We are also continuing to work closely with BAM Nuttall and the relevant authorities to understand how this tragic incident occurred.”

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