Man killed in gravel pit accident in Burghfield


A man died when he was knocked down by a 32-tonne lorry at a gravel pit in Berkshire.

Police were called to Hydecrete Pit at Burghfield Bridge in Burghfield, near Reading, shortly before 1700 GMT on Tuesday.

Paramedics tried to save him but the 64-year-old worker had suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

A police spokeswoman said: "As it is a place of work, the Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death."

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