LATEST: Man dies in industrial incident

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Man dies at industrial site in the Hythe. Man dies at industrial site in the Hythe.

LATEST: A MAN has died during an industrial incident at a building site in Colchester.

Police and paramedics were called to the JR Pickstock site off Haven Road, the Hythe, shortly before 7.30am today.

Police confirmed, despite the best effort of paramedics, a man has died on the site. He has not yet been formally identified.

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the death and the Health and Safety Executive have been informed.

An ambulance, rapid response cars and an air ambulance were scrambled, with the helicopter landed at the Recreation Ground in Old Heath Road.

Det Insp Steve Jennings said: "We hope to identify the deceased some time this morning.

"We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and an inspector for the Health and Safety Executive will arrive shortly."

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 7.41am and sent an ambulance, rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance as a man had been injured on an industrial site.
 

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of our staff, he was declared dead at the scene.”

Ambulances left the scene at about 9.30am.

By 10am forensic experts had been called in to examine the body and the scene to try and ascertain the cause of death.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive confirmed they were liaising with Essex Police, who are leading the investigation.

The construction site has been closed down with builders slowly leaving the area visibly shocked by what has happened.

The site only re-opened after a Christmas break on Monday.

When finished the £35million development will include 700 student apartments, a gym, coffee shop and supermarket.

 

 

 


 

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1:16pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Rick Deckard says...

Is it wholly appropriate to include the sales pitch as the final paragraph to this article?
Is it wholly appropriate to include the sales pitch as the final paragraph to this article? Rick Deckard

1:32pm Wed 8 Jan 14

irememberwhen says...

And hopefully only 1 memorial
And hopefully only 1 memorial irememberwhen

1:52pm Wed 8 Jan 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

I have been in the construction trade for 40 years......have seen all the pc on health / safety.....all designed to look after peoples welfare.......someti
mes....its thought its over the top...but its there for a reason....hoping this issue isnt negligence.....just a tragic accident. One family ( ? ) sent a guy off to work this morning....sandwiche
s and a flask of tea...and wont be coming home tonight. Wont be chilling out with tv / wife / kids/early night because he has work in the morning.Sad news.
I have been in the construction trade for 40 years......have seen all the pc on health / safety.....all designed to look after peoples welfare.......someti mes....its thought its over the top...but its there for a reason....hoping this issue isnt negligence.....just a tragic accident. One family ( ? ) sent a guy off to work this morning....sandwiche s and a flask of tea...and wont be coming home tonight. Wont be chilling out with tv / wife / kids/early night because he has work in the morning.Sad news. SOMETHING2SAY

3:10pm Wed 8 Jan 14

jammin says...

This is terrible. My sincere condolences to the mans family.
This is terrible. My sincere condolences to the mans family. jammin

6:21pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

RIP to this chap.

This is no place for my usual persona, one that would delight in the fact this government is massively relaxing health and safety laws (which I would obviously call 'elf and safety'), and then somehow manage to equate with 'political correctness gone mad'. Incidents like this might suggest 'elf and safety' hasn't gone mad.
RIP to this chap. This is no place for my usual persona, one that would delight in the fact this government is massively relaxing health and safety laws (which I would obviously call 'elf and safety'), and then somehow manage to equate with 'political correctness gone mad'. Incidents like this might suggest 'elf and safety' hasn't gone mad. Mail Member 4 Colchester

8:08pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Dazza2009 says...

All my thoughts go to the mans family.

I remember when I was working on the new broomfield hospital wing when a similar accident happened & a worker died. It took me a while to come to terms with it as it is not what you expect to see on a building site.

I also feel for the other workers as I was in the same boat & I still remember it when something like this happens on a building site. It is like flash backs.
All my thoughts go to the mans family. I remember when I was working on the new broomfield hospital wing when a similar accident happened & a worker died. It took me a while to come to terms with it as it is not what you expect to see on a building site. I also feel for the other workers as I was in the same boat & I still remember it when something like this happens on a building site. It is like flash backs. Dazza2009

12:47am Thu 9 Jan 14

Boris says...

Rick Deckard wrote:
Is it wholly appropriate to include the sales pitch as the final paragraph to this article?
No, it isn't.
In due course we shall perhaps be told what happened, provided it is not covered up, as too often happens with industrial accidents, especially in the construction sector.
R.I.P. this poor man, and condolences to his family..
[quote][p][bold]Rick Deckard[/bold] wrote: Is it wholly appropriate to include the sales pitch as the final paragraph to this article?[/p][/quote]No, it isn't. In due course we shall perhaps be told what happened, provided it is not covered up, as too often happens with industrial accidents, especially in the construction sector. R.I.P. this poor man, and condolences to his family.. Boris

8:54am Thu 9 Jan 14

ibelieveinangels says...

My deepest sympathy goes to the family friends and his co workers at this sad tragedy xx
My deepest sympathy goes to the family friends and his co workers at this sad tragedy xx ibelieveinangels

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