Man dies in industrial incident at skip hire firm in Besthorpe

The scene at Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd in Besthorpe on Monday. Picture: Sonya Duncan

The scene at Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd in Besthorpe on Monday. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Police are today continuing to investigate the sudden death of a man at a skip hire firm in Besthorpe.

Emergency services leave Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd in Besthorpe Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant

Emergency services leave Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd in Besthorpe Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A man in his 20s died after an industrial incident at Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd in Besthorpe on Monday afternoon.

The Health and Safety Executive are involved in the investigation and a local councillor has expressed his sadness following the tragic death.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to the premises on Silver Street in the village at 1.05pm to reports that a man had suffered traumatic injuries. An ambulance crew and two ambulance officers were sent to the scene as well as the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance and sent crews from Attleborough, Wymondham and Thetford to assist the ambulance service and police.

Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd in Besthorpe
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd in Besthorpe Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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The man died a short time later at the scene and a seal was put in place.

Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley, district commander for Breckland police, said: 'It's an industrial incident resulting in a tragic fatality. We have put a seal in and we are working with the Health and Safety Executive to work out the chain of events.'

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A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive added: 'HSE is aware of this incident and inspectors have attended the scene. However Norfolk Constabulary has primacy for the investigation and we are assisting the police with these enquiries.'

District councillor for Attleborough Queens and Besthorpe, Rhodri Oliver, said his thoughts were with the man's family.

'People in Attleborough and Besthorpe will be deeply saddened to hear of this tragic fatal accident. Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends,' he said.

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