The engineer who died while working on a travelator at an underground station has been named as father-of-three Christian Tuvi.

The 44-year-old, from Cambridgeshire, died at around 2.20am on Wednesday morning while working at Waterloo Station in London.

Mr Tuvi, a member of Territorial Army, leaves behind a common law wife and three young children.

Speaking on behalf of the family their solicitor Charlotte Rankin, from law firm Simpson Millar, 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.’

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On the day of the tragedy London mayor Sadiq Khan called for an investigation into the events surrounding the engineer’s death and paid tribute on Twitter.

He said: ‘Very sad to hear of the tragic death of a contractor at Waterloo Station this morning.

‘I know I speak for everyone at City Hall and TfL in sending our deepest condolences to their family & friends.’