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Death – Longhope Pier, Isle of Hoy, Orkney

November 14, 2012, 4:32 pm

Police were called to reports that a man had been involved in an industrial accident at Longhope Pier, Island of Hoy, Orkney at around 1930 last night.

The incident, which involved a digger, resulted in a 45 year old man sustaining crush injuries. Despite attempts by Scottish Ambulance Service personnel at the scene the man sadly died.

The Health and Safety Executive have been notified and a report into the incident will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

The details of the deceased are not being released until all next of kin have been informed.

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