Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Man killed in Doncasters Precision Forgings accident

A man has died after an industrial accident at a Sheffield engineering company, police have confirmed.

Officers were called to Doncasters Precision Forgings on Penistone Road early on Wednesday morning.

The casualty was taken to the city's Northern General Hospital where he was was later pronounced dead.

South Yorkshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are carrying out an investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

David Jennings, divisional managing director at Doncaster Precision Forgings, said: "It is with great sadness that I can confirm that a male employee at Doncasters Precision Forgings, Sheffield, passed away this morning following an incident at the site.

"We are devastated by the news and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

"An investigation is currently underway to establish what happened and we are doing everything we can to provide support at this difficult time."

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