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BREAKING - Man dies at South Derbyshire Toyota factory

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

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A MAN has died at South Derbyshire's Toyota factory after becoming trapped between two lorries.

The 56-year-old lorry driver was declared dead this morning following the incident at the Burnaston plant.

Police were called to the site at 12.40am and have launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive.

The man was not thought to be from the region.

The car giant also confirmed the incident and offered its condolences.

Derbyshire Police said the investigation remained at an early stage but that the death was not thought to be suspicious.

A spokesman said: "A man who we believe is 56-years-old and not from Derbyshire or the local area has died after becoming trapped between two lorries at the Burnaston site of the car maker Toyota.

"We were called to attend the incident at 12.40am and enquiries are at an early stage.

"We are currently heading the joint investigation until an HSE inspector arrives at the site."

A spokesman for Toyota said: "It is with great regret that I must inform you that we had a severe incident on site last night which unfortunately resulted in a lorry driver receiving serious injuries sadly resulting in his death.

"We are not able to give any details but we are supporting the authorities with their enquiries.

"We extend our condolences to the driver’s family and friends."

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