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Investigation underway after sudden death of worker in Co Antrim: Man 'crushed between vehicles'

By John Mulgrew

An investigation is underway into the sudden death of a worker at a Co Antrim business.

A 57-year-old man was killed shortly after 9pm at Chain Reaction Cycles, on the Kilbride Road in Doagh.

It's understood he died at the scene.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said it received reports that the man had been crushed.

In a statement, Chain Reaction Cycles said that "as a result of an accident at our Kilbride Road site last night, one of our employees has tragically died.

"Our immediate concerns and sympathies are with his family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time."

The firm said it was "working closely with both the PSNI and HSENI regarding the circumstances which led to this tragic accident and until their investigations are complete we are unable to comment any further".

Newtownabbey Borough Council is now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

"Council staff were quickly on site at the premises last night and investigations are ongoing.

"We extend sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the man who died," a spokesman said.

A PSNI spokesman said officers "attended a report of a sudden death of a 57-year-old man at business premises at the Kilbride Road, Ballyclare area last night".

"As is normal procedure, the Health and Safety Executive has been informed," a spokesman said.

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