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Man dies in accident at Invergordon Harbour

Invergordon Harbour Image copyright Nick R/Geograph
Image caption The incident at Invergordon Harbour is being investigated

A man has died in an accident at Invergordon Harbour.

The incident was understood to have happened at about 08:45 at a pier at the harbour's service base where a ship had recently berthed.

Police Scotland said an investigation was under way and the man's next of kin were being informed.

A Health and Safety Executive spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the incident and are liaising with Police Scotland."

The accident was believed to have involved a forklift truck.

Police have described the incident as an "industrial accident".

In a statement, Police Scotland said: "Sadly, one man has died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

"A full investigation has been launched as a result of the incident and partner agencies are working closely to assist the police in their inquiry."

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