AN INVESTIGATION into the death of a man at Longannet Power Station has been launched. 

The tragic incident happened at around 2.45pm last Wednesday (February 6), when Cowdenbeath man Gary Robertson was killed. 

The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No more details have been made public about the circumstances of the incident but Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive are carrying out a joint investigation.

Brown and Mason contractors are currently carrying out demolition work at the site. 

A spokesperson for Brown and Mason said: “We can confirm that a tragic incident occurred at the Longannet site on Wednesday 6th February, which involved a valued member of our team. 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. 

“We are currently assisting the police and HSE with their ongoing investigation.”

The power station, owned by Scottish Power, in Kincardine was closed in 2016.

Work began to demolish it in November but the entire process isn’t expected to be completed until 2021. 

Spanish manufacturing company Talgo also announced in November that the former power station site was its preferred location to build a range of trains as part of £40 million investment plans.

West Fife and Coastal Villages councillor Kate Stewart said: “It is very sad, and my thoughts are with the man’s family. 

“I have not yet been informed of the circumstances. There is an ongoing investigation but I cannot speculate on what has happened.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called to Longannet Power Station in Kincardine around 2.45pm on Wednesday 6 February following reports of an accident. Sadly, a 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“A joint investigation between Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive will be carried out in order to establish the full set of circumstances.”