Man crushed by forklift truck

A worker at a steel plant in North Yorkshire died when he became trapped under a forklift truck.

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Police investigating forklift truck death

Dalton Industrial Estate, near where the incident happened at Severfield-Watson Structures Credit: ITV

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".

Company says "thoughts are with family" of worker crushed to death by forklift truck

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.

“We can confirm that on Wednesday 13 March an incident at our Severfield-Watson Structures production plant in Dalton led to the tragic death of a company employee.

At this moment, our thoughts are with the employee’s family. A full investigation is underway and until this is completed the Company is not in a position to comment any further.”

– Spokesman, Severfield-Watson

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