Man dies in Longhope industrial accident in Orkney
- 14 November 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
A 45-year-old man has died following an industrial accident at a pier in Orkney.
The incident, involving a digger, happened in Longhope on the island of Hoy at about 19:30 on Tuesday.
The man died after sustaining crush injuries, despite the efforts of local ambulance personnel.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been notified and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
Northern Constabulary said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.