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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

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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

Police and HSE investigating circumstances of Derbyshire man's death

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.

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Man pleads guilty to toddler murder

Peter Cawser, 21 Credit: Leicestershire Police

Peter Cawser, who is 21, has pleaded guilty to the murder of a toddler.

Three-year-old Dyan Crean, who's mother was the partner of Cawser, died in hospital from his injuries the day after he was found at his home in Albert Village in August last year.

Cawser, who is from the Woodville area, near Swadlincote, will be sentenced tomorrow at Leicester Crown Court.

Guilty plea for toddler murder

Dylan Crean, 3 Credit: ITV Central

Peter Cawser, who is 21, has pleaded guilty to the murder of a toddler.

Three-year-old Dyan Crean, who's mother was the partner of Cawser, died in hospital from his injuries the day after he was found at his home in Albert Village in August last year.

The prosecution accepted the attack was not pre-meditated but the result of a sudden loss of control.

Cawser, who is from the Woodville area, near Swadlincote, will be sentenced tomorrow at Leicester Crown Court.

Armed robbery in Swadlincote

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the New Empire amusement arcade on West Street in Swadlincote.

They had received a report at around 6.15pm yesterday (Thursday 2nd August) that two people wearing balaclavas had threatened staff with what is believed to be knives.

They demanded cash and fled in the direction of Alexandra Road with a large amount of money. Nobody was injured.

Police are appealing for information from anyone in the area at the time.

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