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FATALITY: ROAD ROLLER CRUSHING

Workman crushed after falling into path of moving road rolling vehicle 

It has been reported by the Gazette and Herald that a workman has died after being crushed by a road surfacing machine in Wiltshire. An Ambulance Service spokesperson said the man was pronounced dead at the scene having suffered “traumatic injuries”.

The report states: “it is believed the man fell out of the front of the vehicle and was run over by it”.  Wiltshire Police told reporters:

“officers attended a report of a seriously injured man following what appears to be an accident involving an industrial roller near to a farm in Bath Road, Colerne. Sadly, the 56-year-old local man was deceased at the scene. His family have been informed but formal identification has not yet been completed. HSE have been informed and inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are ongoing.”

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