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Burton brewer Molson Coors launches probe after worker dies after falling ill at work

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 25, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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A MAJOR investigation is under way at a Burton-based brewing giant after an employee fell ill at work and later died.

Bosses at Molson Coors announced a detailed probe had been launched following the death of a long-serving employee at its Burton brewery, based off Station Street.

The employee is suspected to have suffered a cardiac arrest at around 2pm on Wednesday before being taken to Burton's Queen's Hospital, where he passed away.

Andy Hadley, vice-president of UK and Ireland supply chain at Molson Coors, spoke to the Mail about the 'sad' incident'

He said: "We can confirm that an employee was taken seriously ill at our Burton brewery.

"The employee in question was taken by ambulance to Burton's Queen's Hospital where they sadly passed away.

"A full investigation is now taking place.

"At this stage, the employee's identity is not being released until all family members have been informed."

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) revealed medics attended the incident following a call from the firm.

A spokesman for WMAS told the Mail: "We can confirm that we were called to an incident in Station Street, Burton.

"The call came in at around 2pm and was related to an incident at Molson Coors' Burton brewery.

"It involved a male patient who was believed to have suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

"He was taken to Burton's Queen's Hospital by ambulance.

"We were later informed that he had passed away."

Bosses at Coors plan to fly flags at half mast at its sites across Burton in honour of the worker.

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