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Delivery man dies in factory tragedy

A TRUCK driver delivering scaffolding to a factory in Sheffield was killed when steel poles fell on top of him, crushing him to death, police have revealed.

The 32-year-old man, from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, died on Petre Street, in Grimesthorpe, shortly after falling backwards when a green forklift truck approached his delivery vehicle to unload the poles.

He was standing on the rear trailer of his orange Scania Flatbed truck - parked 150 metres from the junction with Petre Drive - at the time.

The victim suffered fatal injuries when several pieces of scaffolding fell onto him.

A green Kubota Combilift forklift truck had just been driven towards the offside of the truck when the tragedy happened.

South Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident, last Thursday at around 1.15pm. Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 560 of December 6.

Call to burning oil

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a wheelie bin factory to put out a burning bath of oil.

The oil - drained off during bin production - caught fire at just after 10.10am yesterday at MGB Plastics, on Mangham Road, Greasbrough.

Crews from Rotherham and Dearne stations, as well as Darnall and Elm Lane in Sheffield, attended and put out the flames using dry powder. No-one was injured, but a pollution containment team had to clean up oil which overflowed from the bath when the firm’s sprinkler system activated.
The team placed covers over nearby drains to stop the oil leaking into the water system, and firefighters left at 1pm.