Ancaster recycling company confirms investigation into worker’s death

Fire at Recycle centre in Caythorpe. 733C
Fire at Recycle centre in Caythorpe. 733C
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A company near Grantham has confirmed that an investigation is being carried out following the death of a 55-year-old man on Friday.

The man died on Friday afternoon at Mid Uk Recycling at Barkston Heath near Ancaster. Police were called at about 5.30pm.

A spokesman for the company said: “It is with great sadness that we have to report on the death of one of our valued members of staff following an incident at our Ancaster site on Friday (July 19). We are extremely shocked and saddened by this incident and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family.

“At this time we are unsure exactly how the incident occurred. An investigation is being carried out by the Health & Safety Executive and we will of course do everything we can to assist with that.”

Earlier this year a large fire struck at the site and destoyed thousands of tonnes of carpet.