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Two men who died in farm wall collapse named by police

Peter Walker and James Henderson suffered serious injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene near Whitecross, in the Falkirk area.

Police and forensic officers attend the farm near Linlithgow, West Lothian (Jane Barlow/PA)
Police and forensic officers attend the farm near Linlithgow, West Lothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

Two men who died after a wall collapsed at a farm have been named by police.

The incident happened at a property near Whitecross, in the Falkirk area, at around 10.10am on Monday.

Peter Walker, 53, from Blackburn in West Lothian and 48-year-old James Henderson, known as Paul, from Grangemouth, suffered serious injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

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The two men died following the collapse of a wall (Jane Barlow/PA)

They were undertaking maintenance work on the wall when it collapsed and fatally injured the pair.

Two other men, aged 21 and 36, were also seriously injured with one taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary while the other was airlifted to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Police Scotland is now working alongside the Health and Safety Executive and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as part of inquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Thomson of Forth Valley CID said: “Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the families of Peter and Paul, as well as all those affected by this tragic incident, at this very difficult time.

“A multi-agency investigation is underway to establish exactly what happened and provide both men’s loved ones, and their workmates, with the answers they require.

“If anyone believes they may have any information relevant to this inquiry then please come forward.”

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