Worker crushed at glass factory

An air ambulance at Beatson Clark
An air ambulance at Beatson Clark
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A workman has been seriously injured after being crushed at a South Yorkshire glass factory.

The 24-year-old, who has not yet been named, was hurt at the Beatson Clark glass factory, Greasbrough Road, Rotherham, yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted at 12.45pm and the Health and Safety Executive was also informed.

An air ambulance was deployed to the scene but the casualty was driven to the Northern General Hospital.

An investigation into the circumstances is now under way.

Charlotte Taylor, marketing manager at Beatson Clark, said: “We confirm an incident occurred around lunchtime today at our factory in Rotherham.

“A male employee was taken by ambulance to the Northern General Hospital. We have no information about his condition at present.

“The matter is currently under investigation by the Health and Safety Executive.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We got called at 12.45am to reports of an industrial incident at Beatson Clark on Greasbrough Road.”

An HSE spokeswoman confirmed: “We are investigating an incident at the glass factory. An inspector was at the site yesterday afternoon.”

Beatson Clark, founded in Rotherham in 1751, specialises in producing glass bottles, jars and products for pharmaceutical, food and drink markets worldwide.