Man dies in fatal fall from cherry picker at Grantham industrial site

Lincolnshire Police
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Lincolnshire Police are investigating the circumstances of the death of a man following an industrial accident in Grantham.

At around 1.45pm on Thursday, February 18, police were alerted to an incident at Fruehauf on Houghton Road.

Early indications suggested a 64-year-old local man who worked at the site had died following a fall from a cherry picker. The exact circumstances are being examined and the company are co-operating fully with the enquiry.

DI Simon Bromiley said: “The HSE has been informed of this incident and a joint investigation is underway. It’s common practice for us to work together at the early stages of an industrial accident of this nature before deciding who will lead on it.

“At this stage the investigation is attempting to clarify exactly what happened and we will report our findings to Her Majesty’s Coroner.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that they attended the scene. A spokesman said: “We received a call on February 18 at 1.38pm to Houghton Road, Grantham. The caller reported someone had fallen from a cherry picker with serious injuries.

“Our crew arrived on scene supported by the Air Ambulance doctor and a paramedic manager.”