HSE investigating fatal incident in Scunthorpe

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the death of a 27-year-old worker at a steelworks in Scunthorpe.

The incident happened on Saturday 16 July at a business premises on Brigg Road, Scunthorpe.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fall from height. The worker was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

After initial enquiries were made by HSE and Humberside Police, it was established that HSE will lead the investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

HSE principal inspector Jane Fox said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the person who died.

“We are determined to understand the full facts of what happened on Saturday. Doing so may take time, but we will remain in close contact with the family.”


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