Kent

Binman dies after dustcart accident near Sandwich

Emergency teams at scene of accident
Image caption Kent Police said it was not treating the death as suspicious

A refuse collector who was seriously injured in an accident involving a dustcart near Sandwich has died.

Adeyinka Aderoba, 44, suffered fatal injuries in the accident at Centenary Gardens, Eastry, at about midday on Tuesday.

Kent Police said it was not treating the death as suspicious and was satisfied that no-one else was involved.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive is under way.

The area was cordoned off for several hours on Tuesday afternoon while an investigation was carried out.

A spokesman for the contractor, SITA UK, said its "thoughts and condolences" were with Mr Aderoba's family and friends.

The firm said it was offering counselling to members of staff at its Dover facility.

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