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Man dies in Blackhillock substation incident near Keith

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A man has died in an incident at Blackhillock electricity substation near Keith in Moray.

It happened at about 08:50.

The man was employed by engineering firm BAM Nuttall, which is working with Siemens to build new substations in the area.

The company described the death as "tragic" and said a full investigation, involving Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive, was under way.

A statement from Siemens BAM Nuttall Joint Venture said: "We can confirm that one of our employees from BAM Nuttall has died following injuries sustained in an incident at the Blackhillock substation on Friday morning.

Stephen Fox, BAM Nuttall chief Executive, BAM Nuttall, added: "Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to all of the family, friends and colleagues of our employee, who was involved in this tragic incident."

Colin Nicol, managing director at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks said: "I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and all those affected by today's tragic incident.

"We are offering our full support to Siemens BAM as they liaise with the relevant authorities and commence the investigation."

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