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Worker dies at Mid UK Recycling

A 55-year old worker for waste management company Mid UK Recycling has died at a recycling plant in Lincolnshire.

The cause of the incident, which occurred last week (19 July), is still unknown and the police are investigating. The identity of the worker cannot be released until after the investigation.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware of the incident and is helping the police with their inquiry.

A spokesperson for Mid UK Recycling said: “It is with great sadness that we have to report on the death of one of our valued members of staff following an incident at our Ancaster site. We are extremely shocked and saddened by this incident.”

She added: “At this time we are unsure exactly how the incident occurred. An investigation is being carried out by the HSE and we will of course do everything we can to assist with that.”

This is has caused further trouble for the Mid UK after a fire broke out at its Caythorpe materials recovery facility (MRF) in October 2012.

The HSE published statistics on the number of deaths in the waste sector earlier this month, which showed that deaths had doubled in a year from five to 10.

Last month, the industry published its WISH forum blueprint intended to prevent deaths in the industry.


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