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Severfield-Watson worker killed at North Yorkshire plant

A man has died in what police have described as a "tragic" accident at a steel firm in North Yorkshire.

The worker, employed by Severfield-Watson Structures at their plant at Dalton near Thirsk, was injured at about 08:30 GMT on Wednesday morning.

Police said the man had been flown to Leeds General Infirmary but died shortly after arrival.

Severfield-Watson said its thoughts were with the man's family. It said a full investigation was under way.

'Tragic death'

North Yorkshire Police said the death was being treated as an accident.

The force said it would investigate the incident jointly with the Health and Safety Executive.

Severfield-Watson, which provided structural steel for London's Shard building and the Olympic Stadium, has a 55-acre site at Dalton.

The company said: "An incident at our plant in Dalton led to the tragic death of a company employee.

"At this moment our thoughts are with the employee's family."

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