Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate death of worker at JLR

Nuneaton Telegraph - - NEWS -

THE Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive (HSE) and Mersey­side Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a con­tract worker who was killed in a fall at Jaguar Land Rover’s Hale­wood plant.

The man, a 57-yearold em­ployee of engi­neer­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany Dacs, is be­lieved to have fallen off a roof at the Hale­wood fac­tory.

He was found ly­ing on the ground se­ri­ously in­jured, close to the foot of an open stair­case which led to the roof of a build­ing on the site, at around 8am on Tues­day De­cem­ber 22 and died a short time later.

A spokes­woman for Dacs said: “It is with great sad­ness that a loyal and com­mit­ted mem­ber of our team has been found dead at work.

“As the cir­cum­stances re­main un­clear, we are cur­rently work­ing with Jaguar Land Rover and the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties re­gard­ing this un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the fam­ily at this sad time.”

The name of the man who died has not yet been re­leased.

Of­fi­cers from Knowsley CID and the Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive have launched in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the death.

A Jaguar Land Rover spokesman said: “We can con­firm that a col­league from a con­trac­tor or­gan­i­sa­tion was found se­ri­ously in­jured on site at Hale­wood Oper­a­tions.

“The cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing this in­ci­dent are not yet clear and is now the sub­ject of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Mersey­side Po­lice.

“We can con­firm that this in­ci­dent was out­side the fac­tory and is not re­lated to ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ing.

“Our thoughts and con­do­lences are with the fam­ily and friends of our col­league at this time.”

Of­fi­cers from Knowsley CID are preparing a file of ev­i­dence for the coroner fol­low­ing the death of the man.

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