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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT ON MAJOR FACTORY SITE

Refurb work on client’s roof ends in tragedy following fragile fall

It has been reported by the Blackpool Gazette that a contractor has died after falling through a toy factory rooflight last Thursday (19th July) in Fleetwood.

The man was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital following his fall at the premises of Halsall Toys (HTI) but he died of his injuries shortly after arriving. HTI is the UKs largest independent designer and manufacturer of children’s toys. The company moved to the 30,000m² Fleetwood factory in 1993. A spokesman for the company said:

“We are continuing to fully co-operate with the authorities to help them with their investigation into the incident at our warehouse yesterday.”

An HSE spokesperson said:

“We were contacted about an incident where a man doing some work on a factory in Fleetwood has fallen through a skylight at around 12.30pm on Thursday. The police and HSE are running a joint investigation into the incident which is being led by Lancashire Police at this time.”

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