Investigation launched after man dies at Hartlepool recycling plant

An investigation is under way after a man died at a Hartlepool recycling plant.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 5:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 5:58 pm
Windermere Road. Picture from Google Images
Windermere Road. Picture from Google Images

Cleveland Police were called to the Ward Recycling site in Windermere Road this morning, Thursday, January 30.

The victim has not been named.

A Cleveland Police statement this afternoon confirmed a joint investigation was under way: “Police received a report of an incident at Ward Recycling on Windermere Road, Hartlepool, just after 8:30am today.

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“Sadly, a 35-year-old man suffered serious injuries and he died at the scene,” it said.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances of the incident and a joint investigation will take place with the Health and Safety Executive.

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said: “HSE was contacted by Cleveland Police this morning regarding an incident at Ward Recycling and are liaising with them at this stage.

“HSE inspectors are attending site today.”