Factory Worker Dies in Industrial Accident

There is an investigation being carried out into an industrial accident where a man was killed in Dinnington on Friday. At around 3.12pm on Friday afternoon emergency services were contacted and summoned to the premises of Macalloy Ltd which is located on Caxton Way. A 47-year-old man, from the Rawmarsh area Rotherham who has yet to be identified by police, is believed to have been fatally injured when he was suddenly trapped in machinery.

On Tuesday a post mortem examination was carried out at Sheffield’s Medico Legal Centre. It showed that the man had suffered an immediate death due to multiple internal injuries. The coroner will open an inquest into his death within the next few days. A spokesman for the South Yorkshire Police has stated: “Meanwhile, police are continuing to conduct interviews with members of staff at the premises and are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive.”

Last Friday the South Yorkshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) began conducting a joint investigation into the incident. The premises remained closed throughout the weekend while they continued their investigations.  A HSE spokesman confirmed it was aiding the ‘police led’ investigation into the fatal accident, but said that they could not reveal any more information until the investigation had been completed.

Macaolloy Ltd has yet to comment on the incident. The company was established in 1948 and it supplies threaded bar and cable systems that are utilised on wind turbines and high rise buildings all over the world. In November 2006 it relocated to Dinnington to a new headquarters office and factory complex.