Man, 29, dies in Cemex accident

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A 29-year-old man been killed in an industrial accident at the Cemex plant in Rugby.

The scaffholder died in the early hours on this morning (Wednesday) while working at the Lawford Road site.

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

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.”

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

The accident happened at 1.45am.

The cement plant is currently in its annual shutdown period for regular maintenance and there are a number of contractors on site. The deceased was employed by one of these contractors and is from outside the Rugby area.