Norfolk

Man dies in Baldwin Skip Hire industrial accident

Baldwin Skip Hire site
Image caption Staff at the site said the man's arm was caught in machinery

A Facebook tribute page has been set up for a man who died from "traumatic" injuries in an accident at a skip hire company,

He was named as James Criddle and died at Baldwin Skip Hire in Besthorpe, Norfolk, on Monday.

Paramedics said staff at the site believed his arm had become caught in machinery.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the events leading to his death alongside Norfolk Police.

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Skip company managing director Robert Baldwin said Mr Criddle, aged 29, was a "valued employee".

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are thinking of them," he added.

Police, an air ambulance and the East of England Ambulance Service all attended the incident at the company's site in Silver Street.

Mr Criddle had a passion for banger racing and friends, including John Angel Rudling, described him as "a true gentleman who would go out of his way to help anyone".

Mr Criddle leaves a partner and a young daughter.

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