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Skip lorry driver killed at Derriford Hospital named

Skip lorry at Derriford Hospital
Image caption Lee Jane was trying to stop the lorry from crashing when he fell under the wheels

A skip lorry driver who was killed when his vehicle ran him over has been named by police.

Lee Jane, 57, from Higher Compton, Plymouth, was trying to stop the lorry from crashing into a building at the city's Derriford Hospital when he fell under the wheels.

Emergency services were called to the hospital at about 07:15 BST on Monday.

Mr Jane died at the scene and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

Mr Jane worked for Viridor collections services for nine years and was based at the Plympton depot.

Mark Woods, Viridor's South West Regional Director, said: "I am sure I speak for everyone in saying how saddened we are by the loss of our colleague in such a tragic accident.

"The loss has been deeply felt by the Viridor teams across Plymouth. Our sympathies and thoughts remain with Lee's family, friends and colleagues."

Image caption Emergency services were called to the hospital at about 07:15 BST

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