Man dies in industrial accident

Derbyshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the circumstances of the incident on Friday at industrial premises in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

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Company statement following industrial accident

Rainbow Waste based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, has released this statement following the death of an employee.

Rainbow Waste can confirm that an employee has died following an accident at the company's Swadlincote premises on the morning of Friday 7th June 2013. Rainbow Waste is working with the relevant authorities, including the Health and Safety Executive, to investigate the incident. The company has been in touch with the employee's family to express its deepest condolences to his friends and family.

At this difficult time our thoughts are obviously with his family and work colleagues. All those involved in the incident have been offered counselling. Rainbow Waste takes its Health & Safety obligations very seriously. The events leading up to the incident are now a matter for investigation by ourselves, the Police, and the Health & Safety Executive and it would be inappropriate for us to comment further whilst the investigation is ongoing.

– Rainbow Waste


Police statement on industrial accident

A Derbyshire Police spokesperson says:

A 24-year-old male taken from the scene of the incident in Grobian Way, Swadlincote, has now unfortunately died in hospital as a result of his injuries. Officers from Derbyshire Police are now assisting the HSE and South Derbyshire Coroner in investigating the full circumstances of this tragic accident.

– Derbyshire Police


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