Probe after man hospitalised in industrial accident

The accident happened on the East Mains industrial estate. Picture: Dan Phillips
The accident happened on the East Mains industrial estate. Picture: Dan Phillips
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A PROBE has been launched after a young man was seriously injured when he was crushed between an HGV and a container.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the accident on Youngs Road at East Mains Industrial Estate in Broxburn, West Lothian this morning.

The 23-year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the incident at 9.40am.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police in West Lothian were called to Youngs Road in Broxburn around 9.45am on Friday 28 July following a report that a man had been seriously injured after becoming trapped between an HGV and a container.

“The 23-year-old was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and enquiries are ongoing.”

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said: “HSE is aware of this incident and liaising closely with Police Scotland.”