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Man dies after getting trapped under forklift

Man dies after getting trapped under forklift

Published by Emma Carton at 10:51am 2nd August 2018. (Updated at 3:32pm 2nd August 2018)

A man who became trapped under a forklift truck in Torpoint has died.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to a business on Trevol Road, after a driver suffered serious injuries.

The air ambulance was also scrambled on Tuesday morning but, tragically, the casualty could not be saved.

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed the man was in his 50s and from Plymouth; his family has been informed.

"Police, fire and ambulance were called at 11.25am on 31 July following reports that a man had become trapped under a forklift truck at a business premises in Trevol Road, Torpoint.

"The man, who was the driver of the forklift, was treated at the scene by paramedics from the ambulance service and the air ambulance.

"The man, from Plymouth and in his 50s, was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.

"His next of kin has been informed.

"Officers from the Serious Collisions Unit, CID and the Health and Safety Executive attended, and are carrying out a joint investigation".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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