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Investigations Underway Following Fairground Worker’s Death

Appeal For Witnesses Over Incident


Police in Northamptonshire have started an investigation into the death of a fairground worker reportedly crushed in an accident at work.

According to the media, the 45-year-old man from West Sussex was fatally injured as he moved the attraction at a park in Wellingborough last night (April 27th), with the rear wheels landing on top of him.

An appeal has been made for witnesses to the incident, which occurred as the temporary funfair was being set up, to come forward with any information they may have.

Irwin Mitchell’s team of workplace injury specialists represents a number of people who have been seriously injured in work accidents and helps them and their loved ones secure justice in relation to the problems they have suffered.

David Urpeth, the national head of the team, said: “While only a handful of details have so far been released in relation to this tragic case, it is vital that there are questions which need to be answered in relation to this incident.

“From our experiences we have seen just how devastating injuries sustained in the workplace can be, as well as the life-changing impact incidents which lead to the deaths of workers can have on their loved ones.

“It is vital that as much information is gathered on this accident at work as soon as possible, so that lessons can hopefully be learnt that will prevent any similar problems in the future.”