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North Yorkshire Police have launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive into the death of a man who was crushed by a forklift truck.
The worker was airlifted to hospital but later pronounced dead after the incident at Severfield-Watson Structures in North Yorkshire.
A spokesman for the force said officers are currently treating what happened as a "tragic accident".
The employer of a man killed when he became trapped under a forklift truck has released a statement saying its thoughts are with his family.
The man was working at Severfield-Watson Structures near Thirsk when he was crushed by the vehicle. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.
A man has died after being crushed under a forklift truck at a steel plant in North Yorkshire.
Fire crews were called to Severfield-Watson, near Thirsk, at about 8:30am on Wednesday. It took nearly two hours to free the man from under the vehicle. He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary but pronounced dead.