An investigation is underway after a worker died at one of Europe’s largest onshore wind projects, the 443MW Viking development on Scotland’s Shetland.

The man, reported by local media to be a 23-year-old contactor working on a convertor station for the giant island wind farm project, was injured on Sunday and died at the scene. Police Scotland said enquires were continuing over the cause of his death, and health and safety officials would be informed.

UK-based civil engineering group BAM Nuttall confirmed in a statement sent to Recharge: “An incident at our Viking project site on Shetland [on Sunday] has resulted in the tragic death of a colleague.