Coventry & Warwickshire

Man dies at Cemex UK's Rugby cement plant

A man has died at a cement works in Warwickshire.

The incident occurred at the Cemex UK factory at Lawford Road in Rugby shortly before 01:50 GMT.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said crews provided CPR and treated a significant head injury, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cemex UK said the Health and Safety Executive had been informed and the company was co-operating with its investigation.

In a statement, Cemex UK said: "The cement plant is currently in its annual shutdown period for regular maintenance and there are a number of contractors on site.

"The deceased was employed by one of these contractors and is from outside the Rugby area."

A second man, 36, is being treated for an arm injury at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

The company is one of the country's largest producers of building materials.

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