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Construction Worker Dies After Falling From A Roof

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The man, who has yet to be named but is believed to be from the Sampford Peverell area of mid Devon, is understood to have died after an industrial accident on a farm. He was taken to Derriford Hospital, picture, where he later died.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall police said: "Police have been informed of an industrial accident that took place at Rydon Farm on Wednesday, May 11."

"It is believed that a 45-year-old man fell from a roof and sustained serious injuries. He was taken to Plymouth's Derriford hospital, where he later died.

"His next of kin have been informed and following initial police enquiries, this investigation is now being lead on by the Health and Safety Executive."

The man was working for building firm C & R Construction at Coldridge when the accident happened on Thursday, May 12. A director of the firm confirmed that they were co-operating with the Health and Safety Executive into an investigation of the cause of the accident.

He said: "I can confirm there was a tragic accident involving a member of staff at a farm we were working on. We are working with the Health and Safety Executive at they carry out further investigations. We cannot comment further in light of this investigation other than to express our respect and thoughts to the family."

Other members of staff were also present when the accident occurred and the HSE is likely to wish to speak to members of staff who witnessed what happened.

www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Man-dies-Plymouth-falling-roof/story-29268907-detail/story.html

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