Tragedy at Toyota factory after man is trapped by lorries

A man has died after being found trapped between two lorries at the Toyota factory in Derbyshire.

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Circumstances of death at Toyota plant 'not suspicious'

Following Toyota's confirmation that the 56-year-old man, who died at their plant in Burnaston yesterday, Derbyshire Police have also made a statement:

"Our investigation is at an early stage but there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances... The man, who is believed to be 56-years-old and not from Derbyshire, has not yet been formally identified... His family have been informed."

Derbyshire Police are conducting a joint-investigation with the Health and Safety Executive, to look into the incident.

Driver was making delivery at time of tragic accident

Toyota have said that the lorry driver who died at their Burnaston plant was killed whilst making a delivery and collection.

The 56-year-old man, who worked for Goldstar Transport, has not been named but was trapped between two vehicles before he died in the early hours of yesterday morning at the Derbyshire site.

The 56-year-old man lost his life whilst making a delivery at Toyota's Burnaston plant in Derbyshire... Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Toyota have today released the following statement:

"Further to the tragic, fatal accident that occurred in the early hours of yesterday, we can confirm the driver was visiting the site in order to deliver a container of parts and to collect an empty container to return to Felixstowe...

…It was whilst making this delivery or collection that the accident occurred. Our thoughts continue to be with the driver's family and friends and we extend our sincere condolences to them."


HSE launch investigation into Toyota factory death

The Health and Safety Executive, which monitors health and safety in the workplace, has launched an investigation into the death of a man at the Toyota factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire.

A spokesman for the HSE confirmed the man was a lorry driver, who became trapped between two vehicles and died.

We were made aware of an incident which happened at 12.38am this morning.

The deceased is a 56-year-old male from Suffolk.

– HSE spokesman

Man killed at Toyota plant was working as lorry driver

A man who died at Toyota's Derbyshire plant was working as a lorry driver for the firm.

The 56-year-old was declared dead at the scene after officers found him trapped between two lorries at the factory in Burnaston in the early hours of this morning.

A spokesman said the company had sent its condolences to the man's family.

It is with great regret that I must inform you that we had a severe incident on site last night which unfortunately resulted in a lorry driver receiving serious injuries sadly resulting in his death.

We are not able to give any details but we are supporting the authorities with their enquiries.

We extend our condolences to the driver’s family and friends.

– Toyota spokesman

Tragedy at Toyota as man is trapped by lorries and dies

A man has died after being found trapped between two lorries at a Toyota factory in Derbyshire.

Emergency crews were called to the factory, in Burnaston, at 12.40am today but were not able to save the man.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation into the tragedy, though it is not thought to be suspicious.

The 56-year-old man, who was not from Derbyshire, has not yet been formally identified but his family has been informed.

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