Worker dies at tyre factory

Police in Carlisle are investigating after a suspicious death at the city's Pirelli factory.

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Pirelli statement on worker fatality

Pirelli have released a statement regarding the death of one of their employers at their Carlisle factory. In it they say the company is saddened by the death and confirm that work at the factory is suspended while the investigation is underway.

"Pirelli is deeply saddened to announce a death at its Carlisle site.

"On Sunday evening (September 30) an employee at Pirelli’s Carlisle factory was found dead at his work station. The circumstances of this tragic event are still unclear and the matter is being investigated by the Cumbria police, with Pirelli’s full support. To allow the investigation to take its course, Pirelli cannot make any further comment at this stage.

"Pirelli employs 850 people at its Carlisle factory, has been a part of the local community for over 40 years and has always made the safety of its people a top priority. At the moment, work at the factory is suspended to facilitate the investigation.

"The Company recognises the traumatic impact to the family of the deceased and will do everything it can to help them through this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with them."

– Pirelli

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