Investigations by Police Scotland and by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are being carried out into the death of a man who fell from a community development project building in Bragar last week.

Police have officially confirmed that the 58-year-old man, who fell from the roof of the Grinneabhat community centre in Bragar on Wednesday morning (November 13th) sadly passed away at Western Isles Hospital on Thursday.

The incident is classed as an industrial accident, and HSE guidance states that all deaths to workers must be reported if they arise from a work-related accident.

Representatives of HSE arrived in Lewis on Friday and a police investigation into the circumstances is also under way.

Grinneabhat is a new community resource being developed on behalf of Bragar and Arnol Community Trust, project-managed by Tigheann Innse Gall (TIG) and the work carried out by contractors O’Mac Construction Ltd.

The man who died has been named locally and, in a statement on Saturday, Bragar and Arnol Community Trust spoke of their ‘sadness and shock’ following the death.

They said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with (his) family and friends and his colleagues at O'Mac Construction Ltd.”