North West Wales

Bangor University worker dies after incident at work

Ian Nicholls
Image caption Ian Nicholls was transferred to a specialist unit but died of his injuries

A university technician has died after suffering a serious head injury while at work.

Ian Nicholls, who was a workshop supervisor at Bangor University, was airlifted to hospital last Friday morning but died later.

He had worked for the School of Ocean Sciences and was described as a "extremely well liked" member of staff.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was investigating the incident alongside North Wales Police.

Mr Nicholls was transferred from hospital in Bangor to a specialist unit at Stoke.

A spokeswoman for the university said: "Staff at Bangor University are deeply shocked and saddened following the sudden death of Ian Nicholls on Friday.

"As the workshop supervisor in the School of Ocean Sciences, Ian was a well known and extremely well liked colleague and friend.

"Ian suffered a serious head injury at work on Friday morning and despite being rushed to Ysbyty Gwynedd and subsequently airlifted to hospital in Stoke, he died later that evening.

"The university's thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his family.

"The Health and Safety Executive have been informed of the incident."

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