The family of a well known Dundee butcher who died after being crushed by a lorry at work says the city has "lost one of its sons".
George Jarron was trapped by the vehicle in a loading bay at his Scott Brothers shop in Strathmartine Road on Friday morning.
The 75-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Health and Safety Executive officials have been carrying out inquiries into the freak accident in conjunction with Tayside Police.
The Jarron family said in a statement: "Contrary to initial reports that the lorry was reversing at the time of the incident, the lorry was in fact driving out of our premises. We cannot say for certain what our father was doing at the time of the incident, but would like to publicly acknowledge that in no way did anyone else contribute to our father’s death.
"Dad, Mr. George Jarron, was born and raised in Dundee, schooled at the Harris Academy, and devoted his entire working life to Scott Brothers and the meat industry. Highly regarded for his frank and positive views, Dad made many friends and we would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of condolence to our families at this difficult time. George, Scott and Kirsty would especially like to thank all the staff at Scott Brothers, who have acted loyally and respectively throughout.
"Dad was born on 14th April 1937, and at the age of 14 started working with his father, our grandfather, in a shop in Victoria Road, and then moved to manage his own shop in Rosebank Street, at the age of 16. Dad then moved into a shop and factory on the Hilltown, until he and his brother, David, went into partnership at the current premises at 206 Strathmartine Road, Dundee, leading to the creation of one of the largest family butchers businesses in Scotland.
"In his time, Dad has been president of the Dundee & District Master Butchers Association, President of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association, a board member of Quality Meat Scotland, a renowned businessman throughout Dundee, and generally just "a well kent face!" We genuinely believe that Dundee has lost one of its son’s, with our father’s passing."
Mr Jarron is survived by his children George, Scott and Kirsty and grandchildren Andrew, Scott, Thomas, Eve and Ailsa.
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