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Orkney industrial accident victim named as Christopher Hartley from Thurso

A 45-year-old man who died following an industrial accident at a pier in Orkney has been named as a Thurso man.

Christopher Hartley, an engineer, died after the incident, involving a digger, in Longhope on the island of Hoy at about 19:30 on Tuesday.

He 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.

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