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Man dies after falling through roof in farm incident

A man has died after falling through a roof at a major grain merchant’s business in Scotland this weekend.

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WN Lindsay LTD, at Stracathro, near Brechin (Google Maps)
WN Lindsay LTD, at Stracathro, near Brechin (Google Maps)
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Emergency services were called to WN Lindsay Ltd, at Stracathro, near Brechin, early on Saturday (June 9) following reports a worker had been injured.

 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are now investigating.

 

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A male was working on the roof at the location and has fallen through the roof.

 

“Sadly, he died at the scene as a result of his injuries.”


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A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive said: “We are aware of the incident and are making preliminary inquiries alongside the police.”

 

Councillor Bob Myles, who farms on the outskirts of Edzell, told the Press and Journal: "My thoughts go out to the family of the person involved."

“Most of the farming community tend to be involved with them (WN Lindsay).

 

“Any death in these circumstances is absolutely tragic.

 

“My sympathies go out to the family of the individual who will obviously be known by many.”

 

WN Lindsay is Scotland’s leading independent grain merchant.

 

The company has the largest grain storage capacity in Scotland through its sites at Stracathro, Forfar, Gladsmuir in East Lothian and Keith in Morayshire.

 

The incident comes just four days after a man in his fifties was ’crushed to death’ by a tractor on a farm in Co. Waterford.

 

It is believed the accident happened while work was taking place on silage harvesting.

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