Cambridgeshire

Man dies after being crushed in Cambridge workshop

A man died when he was crushed by "heavy metal material" at an industrial unit in Cambridge.

The 47-year-old, who has not been named, suffered "extremely serious traumatic injuries" at about 13:30 GMT on Saturday, and died at the scene.

A spokesman for CAV Aerospace, which leases the unit near Newmarket Road, said it was "working with the authorities to determine the cause".

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it was "making inquiries".

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service said it was alerted to "reports of a 47-year-old man who was crushed or trapped beneath heavy metal material in a space which was not easily accessible".

Medics from the air ambulance charity Magpas attended the incident, but a spokeswoman said: "Despite our best efforts the man died at the scene."

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed officers were working with the HSE "to see if any offences had been committed".

Owen McFarlane, chief executive of Cav Aerospace, said: "Our thoughts are very much with [the man's] family and his colleagues at this time.

"We are working with the Health and Safety Executive to ascertain what happened. We are supporting them in every aspect of that investigation."

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