A construction worker has died in a roof collapse, prompting calls for improved safety to prevent tragic incidents at work.

On Tuesday (December 12) a construction worker was killed and another person was injured when a roof collapsed on a house conversion in Pevensey Road, Leytonstone.

The death, reported by Waltham Forest Trades Council (WFTC), was described as yet another "tragedy" of someone being killed at work.

Kevin Parslow, secretary at WFTC, said: “Sadly the tragedy of someone being killed at work returns to Waltham Forest.

"No one should go to work and never return and no family should ever have to experience this.”

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The Heath and Safety Executive (HSE) reported a huge rise in construction worker deaths up to 45 in 2022/23 from 29 in 2012/22, according to WFTC.

The group marks Workers Memorial Day yearly to remember those killed is Waltham Forest and around the world.

“Sadly we now have another person to add to the list of those we remember every April 28," Mr Parslow added.