09 Jul

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A worker has died following an accident at a recycling site in the Rumney area of Cardiff on Monday.

At around 12.45pm on July 8th, emergency services including South Wales Police and South Wales Fire & Rescue were called to reports of an injured man at Atlantic Reycling Centre on Newton Road.

Police have confirmed that the individual died of his injuries, and that his family have been informed.

Atlantic's parent company, Dauson Environmental Group, said in a statement that the man was a contractor carrying our maintenance work at the site, adding that they are "continuing to support the emergency services and regulators with their ongoing investigations at this time".

The incident has also been reported to the Health and Safety Executive, and formal identification took place today (9th July).

Atlantic is one of the leading waste management facilities in South Wales - Credit: Atlantic Recycling

Detective Sergeant Richard Hill, of South Wales Police, said:

"We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who sadly lost his life.

"Our aim now, together with the Health and Safety Executive, is to carry out a robust investigation and establish the cause of this tragic incident."

The same recycling plant has faced a similar incident in the past, when in 2019, 59-year-old and father-of-two Anthony Bilton was killed while on his way to undertake routine maintenance tasks.

An investigation found that an improper risk assessment had been carried out, subsequently resulting in a £300,000 fine for the firm.

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