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Cherry-picker Buckinghamshire death: Part of M25 shut

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Media captionThe cherry-picker collapsed at a yard near to the motorway

Part of the M25 could be shut for two days as the death of a man thought to have fallen 130 ft (40m) from a cherry-picker platform is investigated.

The man, 29, from Greater Manchester, died at the scene, near Iver, Buckinghamshire.

Police said the nearside lane of the anti-clockwise road was likely to remain closed until at least Saturday.

A Health and Safey Executive (HSE) probe began after the man's death on Wednesday morning.

A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said officers were working with the Highways Agency and the HSE.

She said the nearside carriageway, close to junction 15, was likely to remain shut while recovery of the cherry-picker was organised.

South Central Ambulance Service said the victim was thought to have fallen from the platform as the lift collapsed.

In a statement the manufacturer of the lift, US-based Terex Aerial Work Platforms, said it had despatched technical experts to the scene to work with the investigators.

A statement said it would be "inappropriate to make any judgements at this stage".

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