Devon industrial incident: Accident in Shebbear leaves one dead and others 'seriously injured'

  • Watch two air ambulances called to the scene in Shebbear

One person has died and multiple others have been injured in an industrial incident in Devon.

Police officers, ambulance crews and two Devon air ambulances were called to the scene in Shebbear at around 3.25pm yesterday (24 August).

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police say they received reports that four people had sustained serious injuries at a commercial premises.

One person died at the scene while a second was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Two other people sustained minor injuries and were treated at hospital before being discharged.

A spokesperson for Devon Air Ambulance said they were called at around 3.18pm.

"Both of our air ambulances attended from our Exeter airbase and North Devon, Eaglescott airbase," they added.

"One patient was conveyed to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, however the second patient sadly passed away at the scene."

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust confirmed it sent an operations officer, a doctor, a rapid response vehicle, a responding officer, two double-crewed land ambulances and two air ambulances to the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive say they are aware of the incident and is assisting Devon and Cornwall Police with their enquiries.

A spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this incident and their families during this sad time.”