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Waste company owner dies in accident

The owner of a Liverpool waste company died after an incident at his industrial premises.

George Howley died at the site of Secure Disposals Services on Suez Street, Newton-le-Willows near St Helens on 20 January.

Merseyside Police confirmed that a post-mortem is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are leading a joint investigation into the death in conjunction with St Helens CID.

North West Ambulance Service said they received a call at 10:57am. On arrival at Suez Street they found no-one else was injured.

It was reported Howley’s arm became trapped while operating machinery.

  • HSE figures showed that, between April 2012 and March 2013, there was a small improvement in the number of major injuries in the waste management sector but the number of deaths doubled.

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