Name of company which employed pest controllers who died at Banham Poultry revealed

Police at the Banham Poultry factory in Attleborough following the death of two men. Picture: Simon

Police at the Banham Poultry factory in Attleborough following the death of two men. Picture: Simon Parkin - Credit: Simon Parkin

The two pest controllers who died at Banham Poultry in Attleborough worked for Ecolab Pest Elimination.

Two men were found dead at Banham Poultry factory in Attleborough. Picture: Denise Bradley

Two men were found dead at Banham Poultry factory in Attleborough. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Emergency services were called to the factory on Station Road at about 1.10am on Thursday, October 4, following reports two subcontractors from a pest control company working on the site had been found dead.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched a joint investigation and are looking into a refrigeration gas leak in an effort to determine whether it has any link with the men's deaths.

A police spokesman confirmed on Monday that the two men had not yet been formally identified and that investigators were waiting for the results of post-mortem examinations.

The identities of the men are expected to be made public later this week.


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But the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has confirmed that the pair worked for Ecolab Pest Elimination division, which is based in Cheshire.

Ian Andrew, chief executive of BPCA, said: 'The BPCA community is devastated by this news. Our thoughts are with the families, colleagues and all those affected at this difficult time.'

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Ecolab is carrying out its own investigation and a spokesman said: 'Our thoughts are with their families at what is a difficult time.'

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