Police investigate death of worker at JLR
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.