Man dies after fall at new AECC

Construction of the replacement AECC at Bucksburn
Construction of the replacement AECC at Bucksburn

A man from the Ellon area has died after falling while working on the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Kevin Stewart, 51, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after the incident on Tuesday, September 4.

It is understood that he had fallen from a ladder.

However it was announced that Mr Stewart sadly passed away on Monday, September 17.

Commenting, constructors Robertson said: “We are devastated by the news that Kevin Stewart, a contractor who was working at the new AECC site, has passed away over the weekend.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.

“The Health and Safety of all our employees and contractors remains our top priority, and we are committed to supporting the ongoing Police and Health and Safety Executive investigation into the incident.

“Employees on the AECC site who feel affected by this tragic incident have been offered the use of a free counselling service, which is open to all employees.”

Police Scotland Detective Inspector Allen Shaw added: “Our enquiries are continuing, with officers working alongside the Health & Safety Executive.

“Our thoughts are with the family of this man at this very sad time.”

The £333 million development in Bucksburn will replace the current AECC at Bridge of Don.

It is to be named The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) and is due to open next year.