Humberside

Hartlepool man dies after Lindsey Oil Refinery incident

A man has died after an incident at an oil refinery in North East Lincolnshire, police have said.

Officers were called to the Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Killingholme, near Immingham, on Saturday morning.

The 50-year-old man, from Hartlepool, was taken to Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Humberside Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. A file is being prepared for the coroner.

The man's immediate family had been informed, police added.

'Non-work related'

A Health and Safety Executive spokesperson said: "We are aware of the incident and are making initial inquiries."

A statement issued by oil company Total, which owns the refinery, said: "At 11.20am on Saturday 19 June there was a fatality at Lindsey Oil Refinery.

"The deceased worked for AMEC who are the contractors working on a scheduled maintenance shutdown.

"Humberside police were called to site and concluded that the incident was non-work related. The HSE were also informed but did not attend the site.

"Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this time."

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