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Sonae factory death of James Kay: No police action

  • 19 August 2011
  • From the section England
James Dennis Kay
Mr Kay was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene

Police have said no action will be taken over the death of a man at a Merseyside chipboard factory.

James Dennis Kay, 62, from Heywood, Greater Manchester, suffered fatal injuries at the Sonae Industria site in Kirkby on 6 August.

He was working for a company which was demolishing part of the site damaged by a fire at the beginning of June.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the incident is still under way.

Died at scene

Merseyside Police started a joint investigation with the HSE after the incident but said on Friday its own inquiries had been completed.

A post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and the pathologist has decided to withhold his findings until the results from further tests are known.

Mr Kay died at the scene shortly after emergency services were called just before 11:00 BST on the day he died.

No-one else was injured in the incident.

Sonae Industria, which opened the factory in 2000, uses wood chippings in the manufacture of chipboard and particle board.

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