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A man had died following an accident at UPM Shotton paper mill …

A man has died and another is in custody following a collision between a pedestrian and an HGV at UPM Shotton paper mill on Deeside Industrial Estate.

An investigation has been launched into the incident which happened earlier today. Police were called at 12.05pm to a report of a collision at the Paper Mill on Weighbridge Road. UPM say the incident happened in the recovered fibre warehouse.

The emergency services were called immediately, however the person was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. UPM Shotton’s Emergency Response Team were on site including a first aid responder.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Harrison said:

A man is currently in custody helping police with inquiries, and the Health and Safety Executive have been informed as the collision did not occur on a public road. An investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this tragic incident.

The incident happened in the recovered fibre warehouse.

The warehouse is used for the storing of paper prior to recycling.

Mr David Ingham, General Manager, UPM Shotton said:

At this time we are investigating the full details of the incident, working closely with the emergency services and the HSE. Our immediate thoughts are with the individual’s family and colleagues. We will provide full support to all staff involved and investigate fully with all parties.

North Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive are on site and are currently carrying out interviews with all witnesses and staff.

The recovered paper warehouse is closed until further notice.

UPM say no further comment will be made until all investigations have been concluded.

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