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Man arrested after paper mill death released without charge

A man arrested after a worker was hit by a HGV at a paper mill in Deeside yesterday, has been released without charge.

Emergency services were called to UPM Shotton Paper Mill yesterday morning. The man, who was a contract worker at the mill, died at the scene.

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North Wales Police says the arrested man has now been released without charge and there will be not further police action. The Health and Safety Executive has taken over the investigation.

We are all deeply shocked by this tragic incident. We made the decision to close the whole mill overnight as a mark of respect for the deceased and his family. Staff affected by the incident will be offered support going forward, including counselling as required. We will continue to work closely with all parties to identify the cause of the incident.

– David Ingham, UPM Shotton general manager