Tyne & Wear

Teenager killed in Port of Sunderland incident

A teenage dock worker has died after being struck by a piece of metal at the Port of Sunderland.

The 19-year-old, who has not been named, was working at the South Docks for the Wear Dock and Engineering Company.

He was treated for chest injuries by paramedics but was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital on Thursday.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation has begun. No-one from the port was available for comment.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Police were informed by the ambulance service of metal falling on a 19-year-old man, causing chest injuries.

"He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by air ambulance, where he subsequently died from his injuries."

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