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.
– Rainbow Waste
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.
A Derbyshire Police spokesperson says:
– Derbyshire Police
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.
A man has died following an industrial accident at Rainbow Waste in Derbyshire.
The 24-year-old man died in hospital on Saturday.
Derbyshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are trying to piece together what happened.
The company is unable to confirm any further details at present about the accident.
Derbyshire Police say that a 24-year-old man has died of injuries suffered in an industrial accident.