Worker crushed to death by machinery at Dalkeith industrial estate

The incident happened at Mayfield Industrial Estate. Picture; Google Maps
The incident happened at Mayfield Industrial Estate. Picture; Google Maps

A 47-year-old man has been “crushed” in a tragic industrial accident in Dalkeith.

Police officers and the Scottish Ambulance Servive rushed to Neil Williams Haulage Ltd, based on Mayfield Industrial Estate at 1.55pm on Wednesday where a man suffered serious injuries.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police confirmed to the Evening News that the man had been “crushed” by industrial machinery.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Midlothian responded to the Mayfield Industrial Estate in Dalkeith at around 1.55pm on Wednesday 20th June following reports a man had suffered serious injuries on the premises.

“The Scottish Ambulance servive were also in attendance and the 47-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive in relation to this incident and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”