A man has been killed in an industrial accident at a natural stone supplier site in West Lothian.
Emergency crews were called to Tradstocks Westwood Ltd. in Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder around 9.10am on Friday, March 17.
A 39-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his next of kin have been made aware.
STV News understands that a piece of machinery had to be removed by “specialist resources” from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).
Police Scotland said that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been made aware, and an investigation is under way.
In a statement, Tradstocks offered its condolences to the worker’s family, friends and colleagues.
The firm said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the death of a valued team member while at work on
Friday, March 17.
“Our immediate thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time.
“While the emergency services and HSE carry out necessary investigations into how and why this tragic accident occurred, as a mark of respect, and while everyone comes to terms with this tragedy, our Westwood site will remain closed until further notice.
“Due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further.”
A SFRS spokesperson said: “We were called to assist an emergency service partner at an industrial estate in West Calder, West Lothian at 9.19am on Friday, March 17.
“Operations Control mobilised two appliances and special resources.
“Crews left the scene at 12.07pm after ensuring the area was made safe.”
A spokesperson for the force said: “Around 9.10am on Friday, March 17, we received a report of an industrial accident at Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder.
“Emergencies services attended but a 39-year-old man died at the scene. His next of kin have been made aware.
“The Health and Safety Executive have been made aware and enquiries are ongoing.”
A HSE spokesperson said: “We are aware of this incident and liaising with Police Scotland.”
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