Man, 42, killed after being hit by digger as driver arrested for gross negligence manslaughter | The Sun

A MAN has been killed after being hit by a digger, while the driver has been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.

Emergency services rushed to a skip yard in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, where a 42-year-old man was found dead on the morning of March 3.

Cops confirmed the arrest of a 33-year-old man, who was later released under investigation.

The case has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive and the unit was taped off for a number of hours as forensics team swept the site.

A white and red forensic screen was visible inside the cordon, while several crime scene investigation units were pictured outside AMP NW Skip Hire.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "Initial enquiries suggest that the male victim was working onsite at an industrial estate when a excavator vehicle collided with the victim.


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"An investigation with the Health and Safety Executive has been launched to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident."

AMP NW Skip Hire have been contacted for comment.

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