Paper mill worker crushed in forklift accident

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- 18 Oct 2018 ( #894 ) - Fife, United Kingdom
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The Fourstones Mill, site of the accident
The Fourstones Mill, site of the accident
A Fife paper mill worker was hospitalised after an accident involving a forklift truck on Monday.

According to The Courier, the man, in his 50s, was airlifted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee after being crushed against a wall by the vehicle at the Sapphire Paper Mill in Leslie.

The report notes that Northumberland-based Fourstones Group, which runs the mill on Glenwood Road, declined to comment on the incident, but shocked workers were said to be very upset by what they had witnessed.

Police and officers from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) attended the site, where production has since returned to normal.

The HSE is aware of the incident and making initial enquiries, an official confirmed.

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