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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 March, 2004, 14:36 GMT
Fatal fall at assembly site
Assembly building site
Work began on the new chamber last year
An investigation is under way after a man was killed while working at the site of the new Welsh assembly debating chamber in Cardiff.

Police said 53-year-old John Walsh from Bristol, died after apparently falling from a height at 1350 GMT on Monday.

He was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he was pronounced dead.

South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

On Tuesday a HSE spokesman confirmed that Mr Walsh, was working for the Bristol-based sub-contractor Ferson Construction Services Ltd -- the actual contractor is Taylor Woodrow.

At the opening of Tuesday's assembly plenary session at Cardiff Bay First Minister Rhodri Morgan extended the sympathies of all AMs to Mr Walsh's family and his colleagues.

Mr Morgan said: "I'm sure I am speaking for the whole of this Assembly when conveying the deepest sympathy to Mr Walsh's family. I also extend my sympathy to workers at the site next door."

Work started on the 55m project in Cardiff Bay in July.

It will have seating for 100 members of the public and 30 journalists as well as members, according to plans.

The coroner has been informed of Mr Walsh's death.




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