Police investigate death of street lighting worker

Police are investigating the death of a street lighting worker on the Heads of the Valleys road. A 39-year-old man has been arrested.

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Police investigating death of street lighting worker

Police are appealing for help following the death of a street lighting worker on the Heads of the Valleys road.

Police want to speak to people who witnessed anything prior to the death Credit: ITV News

The 42-year-old was installing street lighting on the A465 between Cefn Coed and Baverstocks roundabout when an incident occurred yesterday afternoon. A 39-year-old man has been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

The electrician was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr at 3pm and later died. South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive are both investigating.

South Wales Police would like to hear from anyone travelling through the area between 2pm and 3pm and witnessed work being carried out on the lighting installation prior to the arrival of the emergency services. Please call 101 with information.

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Heads of the Valleys road both ways closed

The Heads of the Valleys road, the A465, is closed both ways.

Police are dealing with an incident there.

Credit: PA

The Welsh ambulance service said they received a call just after 3.10pm this afternoon to the Cefn Coed area of the A465.

A man was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

Traffic is queuing between the A470 Ffrwd Road (Cefn Coed Roundabout) and B4276 Merthyr Road (Llwydcoed / Baverstocks).

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