Questions remain for family of Peterborough Territorial Army member and engineer who died at Waterloo Station a year ago
The family a 44-year-old territorial army member and engineer from Peterborough who was killed last year whilst carrying out engineering work at Waterloo Station gathered on Friday in an emotional tribute at the location where he died to mark the anniversary of his death.
Christian Tuvi died in the early hours of September 18th, 2019, whilst carrying out maintenance work on the walkway.
A member of the Territorial Army – serving with 256 (City of London) Field Hospital - Christian left behind a common law wife and three young children who are still coming to terms with their loss, and who are still waiting for the conclusion of a series of investigations to take place before an inquest can take place.
Speaking on behalf of the family their solicitor Charlotte Rankin from law firm Simpson Millar, who has been instructed to support them during investigations into his death, said they remain ‘in limbo’, awaiting answers as to what happened, and whether more could have been done to protect him.
Charlotte from Simpson Millar’s Personal Injury team, which has recently launched its #KeepMeSafe campaign in order to drive greater awareness around workplace safety, said: “One year on, it’s understandable that the family remain absolutely devastated by Christian’s death.
“He was a hardworking loving father, and the last thing they expected when he went to work 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.
“Of course, given the tragic consequences, and the complexity of the circumstances surrounding what happened, the family understand the need for thorough investigations to take place.
“They are also very mindful of the limitations caused by the Covid-19 crisis and are therefore very grateful to everyone who is working so hard under such difficult circumstances.
“Sadly, however, while the family are being kept informed of progress, the ongoing nature of the investigations do mean that they remain very much in limbo, and desperate for answers as to what happened and whether more could have been done to protect Christian.
“It is their hope that all investigations will conclude as quickly as is possible, and that as part of this they will have the reassurance they need that lessons learnt from what occurred are acted upon to ensure nothing like this happens again moving forward.”
The family have also expressed their gratitude to everyone who has demonstrated their support over the past year, to those who have taken the time today to remember Christian, and to those who continue to keep them in their prayers.