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HSE Investigation Launched after Driver Dies at Landfill Site

An investigation has begun following an incident where a 34-year-old lorry driver died after being crushed at the Waste Recycling Group site, a Milton landfill site. Mark Andrew Nyland was delivering rubbish the accident occurred. It is thought that he was crushed between two heavy vehicles on the household waste recycling centre of Cambridgeshire County Council, the site next to it.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had launched an investigation and an inquest into the death has been opened and adjourned. A Waste Recycling Group spokesman has confirmed that driver of one of their contractor’s waste delivery vehicles did indeed die after an accident at their Milton landfill site. The spokesman then stated –

“WRG are working with the relevant authorities, including the Health and Safety Executive, to investigate the incident. The company has been in contact with the driver’s immediate family to express its deepest condolences.”

A coroner’s office spokeswoman said yesterday –

“The cause of death has been given as multiple injuries. Mr Nyland was from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. The inquest was adjourned for further reports and a date has not yet been set for the hearing to be resumed.”

Police have ruled out any suspicious circumstances and the HSE has confirmed that their inspectors are investigating the accident.