The first Toyota to leave the Derby production line 20 years ago

20 years in Derby for Toyota

Toyota has been at their plant in Burnaston in Derby for 20 years. Today, the Japanese car maker is celebrating its time in the city.

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Toyota recall: How to find out if your car is affected

Toyota has recalled a total of 35,124 UK vehicles manufactured between 2004 and 2010 over potential faults.

The company is offering "prompt inspection and repair" to potentially affected owners at no extra charge.

Toyota customers can find out whether their car is likely to be affected by using the registration search function on toyota.co.uk - where owners can also discover more details about the recall process.

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More than 10,000 vehicles could face seat issues

The Toyota Yaris is among the four cars potentially affected.
The Toyota Yaris is among the four cars potentially affected. Credit: Toyota

Toyota has announced safety recalls which affect some of the RAV4, Hilux, Yaris and Urban Cruiser car models.

10,339 Yaris and Urban Cruiser vehicles built between September 2005 and August 2010 could be affected by issues potentially affecting seat position and the steering column.

The seat issues could cause some seats to move in the event of a crash, Toyota said.

Nearly 25,000 Rav4 and Hilux models manufactured between June 2004 and December 2010 are feared to contain a possible defect that has the potential to affect airbag function.

More detailed information can be found on the Toyota website.

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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."

Toyota production-line up 60% in 2013

Toyota made 60% more cars at its Derbyshire site last year than in 2012.

Toyota's Burnaston factory, in Derbyshire, produced 180,000 cars in 2013... Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The increase marks the biggest growth out of all the car manufacturers in the country, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

180,000 cars rolled out of its Burnaston factory in 2013.

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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.

David Cameron: 'Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover' leading re-industrialisation of the UK

During Prime Minister's Questions, the MP for South Derbyshire Heather Wheeler asked David Cameron to join her in congratulating Toyota, which has a base at Burnaston in Derby, as well as other manufacturers, following recent figures which showed that car production in the UK has gone up by 10%.

In his response, the Prime Minister said companies like Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover are leading the re-industrialisation of the United Kingdom.

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