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Probe after 'vehicle plunge' at Northumberland quarry

Published 07/10/2015

Northumbria Police said emergency services were called to the scene
Northumbria Police said emergency services were called to the scene

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have begun an investigation into a "serious accident" at a quarry.

Unconfirmed reports suggested the incident at Harden Quarry, in Biddlestone near Rothbury, Northumberland, involved a vehicle falling some distance.

Five ambulance crews were sent to the remote scene following a call at around 10.38am.

A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman said one of the crews was from the Hazardous Area Response Team.

Three fire engines and a specialist rescue unit were also scrambled.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was alerted but the call was stood down before the helicopter flew to the scene.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "The Health and Safety Executive and police are investigating a serious accident at Harden Quarry at Biddlestone, Northumberland, today."

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