A MAN who died after being struck by a car while he worked down a manhole has been named by police.
Denis McBride, 37, of Stanmore Road in Kings Park, Glasgow, was working in High Street in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire at 10.35am on Saturday when the incident took place.
Eyewitnesses said Mr McBride, who is believed to have been working as an engineer for a Broxburn-based telecommunications company, had been halfway down the manhole when the accident happened.
He appears to have been struck by a slow-moving vehicle near the exit of a supermarket car park.
Although the man was taken by ambulance to the town's Monklands District Hospital, he later died as a result of his injuries. His family have been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
The driver of a white Peugeot 3008 involved in the incident was said to have been extremely distressed, and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Witnesses said Mr McBride appeared to have been trying to pull up a wire from the manhole when the collision occurred and expressed surprise the area in which Mr McBride was working had not been cordoned off.
The Health and Safety Executive has also been informed and is liaising with police.
Initial inquiries are focused on establishing the course of events and whether the circumstances fall within the HSE's remit.