Kent

Folkestone bin lorry collision worker dies

  • 18 October 2013
  • From the section Kent

A 60-year-old refuse worker died when he was hit by a collection lorry.

Kent Police said emergency services were called to Ross Way, Folkestone at 10:50 BST. The man was declared dead at the scene from his injuries.

An investigation into the collision is being carried out by police and the Health and Safety Executive.

Shepway District Council said Veolia was contracted to carry out its refuse collection. Veolia said the accident took place at its Ross Depot.

"We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our employee," said a spokesman.

"We are working closely with all the relevant authorities to investigate this tragic incident."

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