A TRAGIC worker killed on a travelator at London Waterloo station was a Territorial Army member with a wife and three young kids, it has emerged.
Engineer Christian Tuvi, 44, who was from Cambridgeshire, died early last Wednesday morning whilst carrying out maintenance work on the station walkway.
The family’s lawyer, Charlotte Rankin, released a moving tribute to the much-loved father and military man on their behalf.
She said: “The family have been left devastated by the death of Christian.
“He was a hardworking, loving father, and the last thing they expected when he went to work last Wednesday was that they would have a knock on the door from the police to tell them that he had been involved in such a horrific incident, with such tragic consequences.
“The family have welcomed calls from the Mayor for a full investigation to take place, and it is their hope that any lessons learnt from what occurred are acted upon with urgency to ensure nothing like this happens again moving forward.
“They would like to express their gratitude to everyone who has demonstrated their support to date, and to those who are keeping them in their prayers at this difficult time.”
British Transport Police said officers were called to the station just after 2.20am last Wednesday.
London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade also attended, but Mr Tuvi was pronounced dead at the scene.
BTP Detective Inspector Darren Gough said: “This is a truly tragic incident and our deepest condolences are with the man’s family.
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“They are currently being supported by specially trained family liaison officers as they come to terms with this devastating news.
“We are now working closely with the Office for Road and Rail to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and establish exactly what happened to lead to the man’s very sad death.”
A TFL spokesman said: “We are working with colleagues in the British Transport Police following an incident at Waterloo station. An investigation is underway.”
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