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Burnaston Toyota factory death: Man trapped between two lorries

  • 23 January 2014
  • From the section Derby
Toyota factory at Burnaston in 2010
Police were called to the Toyota factory in Burnaston at about 00:40 GMT

A lorry driver has died at a Toyota factory in Derbyshire after becoming trapped between two HGVs.

The 56-year-old, thought to be from Suffolk, was injured while delivering parts to Toyota's vehicle manufacturing plant in Burnaston.

The company confirmed the driver worked for Goldstar Transport, a logistics company based in Felixstowe.

A spokesman for the force said there did "not appear to be any suspicious circumstances".

In a statement, Toyota said: "The driver was visiting the site in order to deliver a container of parts and to collect an empty container to return to Felixstowe.

"It was whilst making this delivery/collection that the accident occurred."

Police said the man's family had been informed but he had not yet been formally identified.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was making "initial enquiries and assisting the police".

A Toyota spokesperson said: "We extend our condolences to the driver's family and friends."

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