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June 2, 2016

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Construction worker dies after falling from dumper

A construction worker has died after he fell from a dumper on Tuesday afternoon.

The 29-year-old sustained head injuries when the dumper he was operating overturned at a site run by David Wilson Homes. An ambulance and an air ambulance was called but he later died from cardiac arrest.

A spokesperson for Barrett Developments, the parent company, said: “On Tuesday afternoon a sub-contractor working for Tonic Construction at our David Wilson Homes Pembroke Park site in Cirencester was fatally injured while the dumper he was operating overturned.

“We are working closely with the HSE and emergency services regarding this incident, and an internal investigation is underway to establish in more detail what occurred.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to all the family, friends and co-workers of the operative involved in this tragic incident. All work at Pembroke Park has currently been stopped.”

In a statement, the police said: “The next of kin and coroner have been informed. Officers are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive in relation to the incident.”

An investigation is ongoing.

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