A worker has died following an accident at the Runnymede Roundabout.

Egham police officers and paramedics from the ambulance service were called at around 12.50 Friday morning to reports that a man had been injured in a collision with plant machinery at the site.

He died at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the death.

A spokesman for Buckingham Group, the contractor that runs the site, said: "It is with immense sadness and regret that we must confirm that a fatal accident took place during a night-shift at our Runnymede Roundabout project in the early hours of June 1.

"The accident is being investigated by the police, our directors and HSEQ team and the specialist contractors involved.

"The company’s primary concerns and considerations at this stage are for the welfare and interests of the deceased person’s family and all work colleagues involved. No further details can be provided at this time.’’

Police have launched an investigation into the incident at the roadworks, which will cost an estimated £5.88 million and have been in place since July 2017.

The work is now entering its final stage. The roundabout which is used annually by 2.9million vehicles travelling between Egham and Windsor/Slough is being widened, resurfaced and a new loop added.

It began in July last year to convert the roundabout into a gyratory system.

New carriageway lanes are being created and old ones widened round the junction.

A new U-turn for traffic heading towards Staines from the M25 - as well as a dedicated left turn onto the B388 from the M25 at Staines, controlled crossing for pedestrians and cyclists and resurfacing of the carriageway are all included in the plan.

There will be new road signs, fences and safety barriers and footways - as well as a new link to the north between Windsor Road and the A308 The Causeway.