Man who died in an incident at Besthorpe skip hire firm named as James Criddle

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

A man in his 20s who died in a industrial incident in Besthorpe yesterday has been named as James Criddle.

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

Police are today continuing to investigate the death, which occurred at Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd off Silver Street yesterday afternoon (Monday, May 15).

Mr Criddle is believed to have lived in Watton.

The Health and Safety Executive are involved in the investigation and sadness has been expressed following the tragic death.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to the premises 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.

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

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

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

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

Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley, District Commander for Breckland Norfolk, 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.'

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.'

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District councillor for Attleborough Queens & 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.

If you would like to pay tribute to James, please contact reporter Stuart Anderson on stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk, phone 01603 772588 or 07584 311481

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