In a heart-wrenching incident, Michael Jones, 26, a worker at the construction site of Everton’s new stadium, tragically lost his life.
The accident occurred at Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool, causing shockwaves throughout the community. Reports indicate that Jones, from Kirby, endured severe head injuries that led to his tragic passing in hospital. As the news spread, fellow workers were immediately evacuated from the site, while emergency services flooded the area.
Devastated by the loss, his family released a touching statement honouring Michael: “Our beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend Michael has sadly passed away. He was a lifelong blue and was ecstatic to be working on the new stadium. We are immensely grateful to the NHS staff and his work colleagues who tried their utmost to save him. Words can’t express how much he will be missed.”
As news of the tragic incident spread, waves of sympathy resonated throughout social media platforms. Ian Byrne, MP for Liverpool West Derby, expressed his condolences on Twitter, as did many others who were shaken by the loss. Rachel Ford shared her thoughts: “Such a tragic accident. My heart goes out to everyone who loved him.”
Adding to the outpour of grief, Everton FC released an official statement saying that the entire club is “heartbroken” over the devastating news. They ensured full cooperation in investigations led by the Police, the Health and Safety Executive, and the Stadium Contractor Laing O’Rourke.
Everton’s arch-rivals, Liverpool Football Club, also expressed their profound sorrow. In a show of unity, they tweeted: ‘Everybody at Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by this tragic news. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues, and Everton FC’, followed by blue and red heart emojis, symbolising the unity between the rival clubs in this sorrowful time.
Laing O’Rourke released a statement expressing their shock and grief: “We are heartbroken by today’s tragic incident. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Michael. The police and HSE are now on site and all work has been suspended. We pledge our full cooperation in the investigations.”
This tragic incident casts a shadow over what was meant to be a landmark development for Everton, reminding us all of the risks and sacrifices made by hardworking individuals. Our thoughts are with Michael’s family during this heart-wrenching time.