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Minute's silence after collection death

A minute’s silence has been held by local authority staff and employees of Amey following the death of a collection crew worker in Daventry on Friday (8 April).

Kane Beard, 22, from Daventry, was part of a four-man Amey crew collecting bins and recycling boxes in the town’s Ashby Road, when he was in collision with a collection vehicle at 9.45am.

Police, ambulance and fire crews attended the scene and investigations into are continuing, in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.

Northamptonshire Police have appealed for witnesses and want to hear from anyone who may have information regarding the incident.

Rob Edmondson, director of environmental services at Amey, said: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends affected, and we are working with the police to establish how this tragic event has taken place.”

Ian Vincent, chief executive at Daventry District Council, called Beard a “popular member of our local community”, adding “our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with his family, friends and colleagues at this sad and difficult time”.

Collections were suspended across the district for the day as a mark of respect.

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