Stoke & Staffordshire

Man fatally injured at Staffordshire substation

A man has died at an electrical substation in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the substation in Ore Close just before 2100 BST on Monday.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said a 46-year-old Chesterton man was found injured on the ground of the substation compound.

He said the man, who has not yet been identified, subsequently died from injuries received on site and his death was not being treated as suspicious.

'Tragic loss'

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the man's death to get in touch.

Phil Swift, Western Power Distribution's network services manager, said: "This tragic loss of life serves as a reminder to everyone that entering an electricity substation can put you at serious risk of electrocution resulting in severe burns or death.

"We would urge anyone who witnesses any member of the public entering a substation to notify the police immediately."

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