A WORKER from Wiltshire has been killed in an accident at a construction site in Maidenhead.

Early on Wednesday afternoon, emergency services were called to the site of a new hotel and office complex on West Street to reports of a man in a serious condition.

Early reports from the owners of the development have indicated that the death was the result of a catastrophic parts failure on a piling rig at the site.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “At approximately 12.20pm police were called to a report of a man seriously injured at a construction site in West Street.

“Emergency services attended and police worked with partners on the scene.

“The man, a worker on the site from Wiltshire, died at the scene of the incident. The Health and Safety Executive has been notified.”

West Street was closed for more than two hours while emergency services attended the scene, and was reopened to traffic at around 2.22pm.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: “We were called to West Street in Maidenhead at 12.09pm on Tuesday 13 May to reports of an incident involving one male in a serious condition.

“We sent an ambulance officer, two rapid response vehicles and the air ambulance to the scene.

“Sadly a male, in his 20s, was confirmed deceased at the scene.”