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Death at chipboard plant

An investigation is underway into the death of a man at a wood plant in Scotland.

Local media reports say the man was struck by a vehicle at Egger Barony’s plant in Auchinleck in East Ayrshire.

He was reported to be working for a transport contracting company.

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said: “HSE is aware of this incident and is assisting Police Scotland with enquiries.”

An Egger Barony spokeswoman as saying: “The emergency services were on-site quickly, but were unable to resuscitate the man. The wood storage area is currently barricaded off whilst investigations, both by ourselves and the authorities, are carried out. We would like to thank the emergency services for their fast, professional support.

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by this loss of life and our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the deceased. Until the investigations are carried out we are not in a position to comment further.”

egger barony

egger barony

The site opened in 1998 and employs more than 100 people. 

Recent investments locally include an £8m chipboard plant and a £4m biomass heat plant.





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