Work has been suspended at the site of a major city development project where a man died after falling from a height yesterday morning.

The individual in his 40s was seriously injured and died on scene at the Oxford North development project construction site near Wolvercote.

Emergency services were called to attend but could not save the worker.

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Construction company Laing O’Rourke said in a statement: "Yesterday morning a member of our team working on the Oxford North project was seriously injured in an incident on site.

"The emergency services were called and attended site immediately, but the person sadly died at the scene.

"We are shocked and upset by what has happened and have suspended work on the project.

"The police and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are now on site and we are cooperating with their investigations.

"For now we are focused on doing all we can to support everyone affected by this tragic incident, including the family of the deceased and our project team."

A spokeswoman for Oxford North Ventures added: “We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news that a member of the construction team lost their life on-site yesterday morning.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”

Oxford North is a new "innovation district" for the city built on land near the A34, A40 and A44.