“Tragic Fatality” At Norfolk Skip Hire Firm

An investigation is underway after a man died from injuries following an accident at a skip hire company.

James Criddle, in his 20s, died at Baldwin Skip Hire in Besthorpe, Norfolk, on Monday (15 May), after it is believed his arm had become caught in machinery.

The Health and Safety Executive is now investigating the events leading to his death, alongside Norfolk Police.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called to the premises on Silver Street in the village at 1.05pm to reports that a man had suffered traumatic injuries.

An ambulance crew and two ambulance officers were sent to the scene as well as the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance and sent crews from Attleborough, Wymondham and Thetford to assist the ambulance service and police.

Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley, District Commander for Breckland Norfolk, said: “It’s an industrial incident resulting in a tragic fatality. We have put a seal in and we are working with the Health and Safety Executive to work out the chain of events.”

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