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Company's sadness after man dies at meat processing plant

A company has express its sadness after a man died at its meat processing plant.

An investigation has been launched after a man in his 60s died suddenly at the factory just outside Londonderry.

The incident happened at WM Grant's meat processing business on the Coney Road on Sunday evening at around 8pm, one mile from the village of Muff.

Police and the emergency services were called out to the premises, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains unclear at this time and a post mortem is to take place on Monday.

A spokesman for William Grant & Co Ltd said: "Our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the family at this time. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our friend and colleague.

"As is usual in these circumstances, an investigation is underway involving the PSNI and the Health and Safety Authority and we are cooperating fully with them."

A PSNI statement added: "Officers will liaise with the Health and Safety Executive NI as they investigate the circumstances."

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) added that they were aware of the incident and are making inquiries.

The Irish farming news website Agriland said they were also informed by the HSENI the man was reported to have been found slumped over one of the machines at the factory.

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