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Man dies after ‘fall from height’ at Camden Council headquarters

Police and paramedics attended the block on Thursday morning

18 February, 2021 — By Harry Taylor

Camden Council’s 5PS offices in King’s Cross

A COUNCIL worker has died after “falling from height” at Camden’s main headquarters in King’s Cross this morning (Thursday).

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to the 5PS building just before 8.30am.  The man, in his 30s, had fallen inside the office block. London Air Ambulance was also sent to the scene.

He was later pronounced dead by paramedics. Officers remain at the scene, and council staff have been told to work from home.

The death is being treated as unexplained – but the Met said it does not consider the circumstances as suspicious.

A Camden Council spokesman said: “It’s with sadness that we can confirm that a colleague has died today. We are deeply upset by what has happened and we are supporting police as they carry out their investigations. This means we are unable to say more at this time but all our thoughts are with our colleague’s family and friends and we will provide any support to them that we can.

“We are all grieving today and we are focused on putting in place support for everyone at Camden Council impacted by this tragic news.”

Council leader Georgia Gould and its chief executive Jenny Rowlands emailed staff on Thursday afternoon. Cllr Gould said the council was in mourning after the loss of a member of “our Camden family”. She said support will be avilable for staff, and “nothing is more important than [staff] health and wellbeing”.

She said: “I know that there isn’t one of us who isn’t feeling deeply distressed today. Camden is an organisation where we care deeply about each other and we are all grieving today.

“I know that there is so much kindness, compassion and love in our teams and that we will look after each other as we come to terms with this loss.”

• Anyone struggling is urged to call the Samaritans who offer free and confidential advice during times of crisis. You can contact them on 116 123 or email


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