Sewage worker killed in Peel

Police have confirmed the that the Water and Sewerage Authority worker who died in Peel was 52-year-old John Lawrence Gell, also known as “Lude” Gell.

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Sewage worker killed while replacing water pipe in Peel

A Water and Sewerage Authority worker has died after an accident in Peel this morning.

The worker, who has not been named, was killed whilst excavating to replace a water supply pipe.

The Chairman of the Authority, Mr Houghton MHK, the Vice Chairman, Bill Henderson MHK and the Chief Executive, Peter Winstanley visited the scene of the accident today.

‘We cannot release the name of the worker at this time until the police have informed the next of kin, however it was a very tragic and unfortunate accident and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time’.

– Chairman of the Authority, Mr Houghton MHK

The Health and Safety Inspectorate Officers are on site carrying out a full investigation into the accident.

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