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Worker killed at Cemex plant

By Dan Santy 18/01 Updated: 27/01 10:02

A WORKER has been killed in an industrial accident at the Cemex plant in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

A spokesman for the Lawford Road plant confirmed a 29-year-old man working as a scaffolder for a sub-contractor was killed there at around 1.45am.

Emergency services attended the scene, and police officers and the Health and Safety Executive are currently on site investigating what happened.

Cemex community affairs manager Ian Southcott said: "Regrettably one person has died and our thoughts and sympathies are with their family and friends.

"Cemex is cooperating fully with all of the investigations taking place."

Mr Southcott refused to reveal any details about the accident while investigations are ongoing.

Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the man with a serious head injury and in cardiac arrest.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands ambulance service said: "Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene."

Another man suffered a broken arm and had to be taken to hospital for treatment.

The cement plant is currently in its annual shutdown period for regular maintenance. There are a number of contractors working on the site as a result.

The man who was killed is not from Rugby.

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