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Man dies after incident at meat processing plant

A man has died after an incident at a food processing plant in Northern Ireland.

The incident occurred at Linden Foods, in Granville industrial estate near Dungannon in Co Tyrone yesterday (Thursday, August 5th, 2021).

Food processing plant

In a statement, a Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

“We received a 999 call at 08.03 on Thursday following reports of an incident in the Granville Road area of Dungannon.”

“NIAS despatched one Emergency crew and two officers to the scene. No one was taken from the scene.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for the safety watchdog, HSENI, added:

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“HSENI is aware of an incident in the Dungannon area, and inspectors are attending the scene.”

Confirming the news, a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

“The Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating an incident in which a man has died at commercial premises in the Eskragh Road area of Dungannon earlier today. Inquiries are ongoing.”

Linden Food issues a statement

The Dungannon-based food processing firm, a lamb and beef processor, has since issued a statement.

“Following a fatality today, our thoughts are with the family, friends and workmates of our deceased colleague.”

“Safety is a priority at Linden Foods. We are investigating the circumstances of the tragic accident and fully co-operating with the relevant authorities.”

“We will be providing full support to those colleagues impacted by this tragic incident,” the spokesperson added.

3-year-old child dies after incident on farm

A three-year-old child has died after an incident involving a vehicle on a farm in West Wales.

Police attended a private property in the Clynderwen area at approximately 7 pm on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said:

“Sadly, a three-year-old boy died at the scene. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing. Nobody else was injured.”

According to police, specialist officers are supporting the family.

Police have informed the Health and Safety Executive and HM Coroner.

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