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Fatal works accident in Wigan
Tuesday 7th November, 2006

At approximately 10.20am today, Tuesday 7 November 2006 police in Wigan were called to a building site on Ribbesford Road, Highfield, following reports of a works accident.

The victim, a 44-year-old man, was working to install drainage pipes when the incident happened.

It is believed the man was struck by a concrete pipe after it appeared to fall from a crane.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and will be conducting a joint investigation with GMP into the incident.

The man has yet to be formally identified. Enquiries are continuing.

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