Emergency services were called to the scene in Bank Street, next to Heron Quays DLR station, shortly before 9am on Tuesday.
The body of an unidentified man was found in a “deep trench”, officials said. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said he had fallen 50 feet. Was not thought to be a construction worker,
Scotland Yard have said the death was being treated as “unexplained”.
A Met Police spokesman said: "We were called at 8.46am to reports of a body found in a construction site in Bank Street.
“The body of a man was found after apparently falling into a deep trench.
“The man was pronounced dead at scene. His death is being treated as unexplained and he is not thought to be a member of the construction team."
A London Ambulance Service spokesman added: “We were called at 8.52am to Bank Street, Tower Hamlets to reports of a person fallen from height.
“We sent our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene.
“Sadly, the man was dead at the scene.”
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