Probe after man dies after being injured working at Fife industrial estate

Investigations are underway after a man died after being injured while working at an industrial estate in Lochgelly.
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The tragedy happened on Monday when the un-named 42-year old was injured while working for Wernick Group, which makes and hires out portable accommodation at Cartmore Industrial Estate. He was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where he later died.

Two ambulances attended the scene, and police and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) said they were investigating to establish the circumstances.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers attended at Cartmore Industrial Estate in Lochgelly around 7.15am after reports that a 42-year-old man was injured. The man was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where he died a short time later. Inquiries are ongoing and the Health and Safety Executive have been made aware.”

Police have begun an investigation (Pic: TSPL)Police have begun an investigation (Pic: TSPL)
Police have begun an investigation (Pic: TSPL)

Jonathan Wernick, chief executive officer for Wernick Group Ltd said: the company’s thoughts were with the man’s family.

He added: ““We remain in contact with the family and will continue to support them in every way that we can. The company is continuing to work closely with the HSE and the police to determine how this tragic accident occurred and will do all within our power to assist them as that investigation continues.

“We will also continue to support all of our employees at our Lochgelly depot during this time following the loss of a respected and trusted colleague and friend.”

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A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed two ambulances were dispatched to the scene and one patient taken to the Vic.

An HSE spokesperson said: “We are making inquiries alongside Police Scotland.”

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