German man dies at South Ferriby cement-making factory

Aerial view of the cement-making factory
Image caption The worker was carrying out repairs at the plant after it was flooded following the tidal surge in December

A worker has died in a "serious incident" at a cement-making factory in North Lincolnshire.

Police said the unnamed German contractor was in his 30s and died in an incident earlier at the Cemex factory on Sluice Rd, South Ferriby.

The man was carrying out repairs after the plant flooded in the tidal surge on the Humber Estuary in December.

Cemex said it was working with the "relevant authorities" to find out what had gone wrong.

In a statement, it said: "All operations and work at the plant have been suspended.

"We are working with the relevant authorities to investigate and fully understand the circumstances of this tragic incident."

"Our thoughts are with the contractor's family and friends", the company added.

Humberside Police said it was investigating with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Cemex to establish what had happened.

HSE said its inspectors were currently at the site.

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