South West Wales

Man, 22, dies in digger incident at Cross Hands

Heol Ty Newydd, Cross Hands
Image caption The incident happened on the site of an adjacent new factory being built for Gower View Foods

A 22-year-old man has died after an incident involving a digger-type machine, say Dyfed-Powys Police.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Gower View Foods factory, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire, at 08:05 BST. The man died at the scene.

A second man was taken to Llanelli's Prince Philip Hospital as a precautionary measure, said the Welsh Ambulance Service.

The Health and Safety Executive is assisting police with their inquiries.

The incident was on the site of a new factory being built for Gower View Foods and next door to its original plant.

Gower View Foods director Jon Lewis said: "We are devastated for the builder and for the family. It's a very sad situation."

A digger has been cordoned off at the scene.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "We sent a rapid response car and two emergency ambulances to the scene, where sadly a man was pronounced dead."

An HSE spokeswoman said: "There was a fatality this morning at Gower Foods in Cross Hands. The HSE is aware and we are assisting police with their enquiries at this stage."

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