Man, 60, dies in hospital after industrial accident at Brett Landscaping and Building Products on the Nuffield Industrial Estate in Poole

The scene this morning. Pics: Richard Crease

The scene this morning. Pics: Richard Crease

The scene this morning. Pics: Richard Crease

The scene this morning. Pics: Richard Crease

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A MAN has died after reportedly being dragged into a machine at an industrial estate in Poole.

Police confirmed this morning that the man, a 60-year-old foreign national, was involved in the accident at Brett Landscaping and Building Products on the Nuffield Industrial Estate in Hatch Pond Road at around 8pm last night.

Speaking to the Daily Echo at the scene, PC Bowditch, of Poole Police station, said: “At about 8pm last night a gentleman had been injured by a conveyor belt.

“He was brought to Poole Hospital, where he later died.”

It is thought that the man was dragged into a brick-making machine and suffered a crushed arm.

He was taken to hospital at about 9pm, but died shortly after.

The site is closed today in the wake of the tragedy.

Pat Hastings, production director at the firm, said this morning: “We can confirm that one of our employees has died following an accident at our factory on the Nuffield Industrial Estate in Hatch Pond Road, Poole, yesterday evening.

“He was a maintenance fitter, who was a very popular and valued member of our team, and our thoughts are with his family and his colleagues as well.

“We are shocked and saddened by the accident and at this early stage we are carrying out a full investigation, together with the Health and Safety Executive and the police, to find the root cause of this incident.

“All our employees have been sent home because they are in shock and we have suspended sales at this site while the investigation continues.”

A police spokesman added: “A 60-year-old man was taken to Poole Hospital with serious injuries but sadly later died. The next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.

“The health and safety executive has been informed of the incident.

"A joint investigation has been launched by Dorset Police in conjunction with the health and safety executive into the circumstances of this tragic death.”

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11:04am Thu 5 Jun 14

Controversial But True says...

Just horrendous and my thought with his family and friends. Awful to think that such things can happen anywhere, let alone a place of work.

Maybe other readers may spare a thought for the victim and his family before becoming self appointed Health & Safety Executives.
Just horrendous and my thought with his family and friends. Awful to think that such things can happen anywhere, let alone a place of work. Maybe other readers may spare a thought for the victim and his family before becoming self appointed Health & Safety Executives. Controversial But True
  • Score: 105

11:31am Thu 5 Jun 14

60plus says...

Quite agree,R.I.P.
Quite agree,R.I.P. 60plus
  • Score: 56

12:42pm Thu 5 Jun 14

smhinto says...

No doubt the Health and Safety people will be investigating.
No doubt the Health and Safety people will be investigating. smhinto
  • Score: -50

12:54pm Thu 5 Jun 14

mungobean says...

Awful, just awful. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. RIP.
Awful, just awful. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. RIP. mungobean
  • Score: 46

1:21pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Understated says...

sounds brutal, makes me feel ill. cant imagine how others who worked with him must feel
sounds brutal, makes me feel ill. cant imagine how others who worked with him must feel Understated
  • Score: 41

2:07pm Thu 5 Jun 14

BournemouthMum says...

Poor man. What an awful thing to happen at work.
Poor man. What an awful thing to happen at work. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 35

6:58pm Thu 5 Jun 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

What difference does it make that he was a "Foreign National"? A man has died his family, friends and workmates are in mourning, RIP!
What difference does it make that he was a "Foreign National"? A man has died his family, friends and workmates are in mourning, RIP! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 19

8:16pm Thu 5 Jun 14

justme20092009 says...

oh
oh justme20092009
  • Score: -16

10:10pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Pablo23 says...

itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
What difference does it make that he was a "Foreign National"? A man has died his family, friends and workmates are in mourning, RIP!
It makes no difference. What are you on about?

RIP, condolences to his family and friends
[quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: What difference does it make that he was a "Foreign National"? A man has died his family, friends and workmates are in mourning, RIP![/p][/quote]It makes no difference. What are you on about? RIP, condolences to his family and friends Pablo23
  • Score: 1

11:52pm Thu 5 Jun 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Pablo23 wrote:
itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
What difference does it make that he was a "Foreign National"? A man has died his family, friends and workmates are in mourning, RIP!
It makes no difference. What are you on about?

RIP, condolences to his family and friends
The RIP Facebook teenagers are out in force today.
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Why does a strangers death always prompt such a cheesy condolence they can't even be bothered to write out properly for the deceased?
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: What difference does it make that he was a "Foreign National"? A man has died his family, friends and workmates are in mourning, RIP![/p][/quote]It makes no difference. What are you on about? RIP, condolences to his family and friends[/p][/quote]The RIP Facebook teenagers are out in force today. . Why does a strangers death always prompt such a cheesy condolence they can't even be bothered to write out properly for the deceased? HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -11

9:11am Fri 6 Jun 14

sunny1966 says...

Like most firms in Dorset and the rest of the country, lets just hope they had the relevant safety documentation i.e. Risk Assessment, Method Statement etc in place. This is the LAW, this is why the big bad HSE people preach these rules daily, to try and prevent things like this happening. Companies skimp on employing HSE professionals but they are worth employing when it comes to doing the right thing and keeping your staff alive, and you out of court :). (Get yourself a H&S Manager )
Like most firms in Dorset and the rest of the country, lets just hope they had the relevant safety documentation i.e. Risk Assessment, Method Statement etc in place. This is the LAW, this is why the big bad HSE people preach these rules daily, to try and prevent things like this happening. Companies skimp on employing HSE professionals but they are worth employing when it comes to doing the right thing and keeping your staff alive, and you out of court :). (Get yourself a H&S Manager ) sunny1966
  • Score: -17

3:12pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Justme121 says...

sunny1966 wrote:
Like most firms in Dorset and the rest of the country, lets just hope they had the relevant safety documentation i.e. Risk Assessment, Method Statement etc in place. This is the LAW, this is why the big bad HSE people preach these rules daily, to try and prevent things like this happening. Companies skimp on employing HSE professionals but they are worth employing when it comes to doing the right thing and keeping your staff alive, and you out of court :). (Get yourself a H&S Manager )
You refer to 'companies' skimping & advise them to get a h&s manager. All sites like these do need this and have to have this. You are making general assumptions. Nobody knows what happened and you are missing the point that a man has died and his family, friends and work colleagues are grieving. RIP to the man, so very sad.
[quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: Like most firms in Dorset and the rest of the country, lets just hope they had the relevant safety documentation i.e. Risk Assessment, Method Statement etc in place. This is the LAW, this is why the big bad HSE people preach these rules daily, to try and prevent things like this happening. Companies skimp on employing HSE professionals but they are worth employing when it comes to doing the right thing and keeping your staff alive, and you out of court :). (Get yourself a H&S Manager )[/p][/quote]You refer to 'companies' skimping & advise them to get a h&s manager. All sites like these do need this and have to have this. You are making general assumptions. Nobody knows what happened and you are missing the point that a man has died and his family, friends and work colleagues are grieving. RIP to the man, so very sad. Justme121
  • Score: 12

9:20am Sun 29 Jun 14

PQBT01 says...

Why do people always assume? Because they are sat behind a keyboard and it doesn't matter one iota what they say.
The world is becoming such a breeding ground for keyboard warriors. I believe there is even a forum now for jerks that stay up all night deliberately gate crashing posts such as this. You sad sorry insignificant low life's, you're a waste of oxygen. Do us all a favour and make some friends ffs
Why do people always assume? Because they are sat behind a keyboard and it doesn't matter one iota what they say. The world is becoming such a breeding ground for keyboard warriors. I believe there is even a forum now for jerks that stay up all night deliberately gate crashing posts such as this. You sad sorry insignificant low life's, you're a waste of oxygen. Do us all a favour and make some friends ffs PQBT01
  • Score: 1

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