Tayside and Central Scotland

Road worker crushed to death by roller

A 31-year-old road worker died after becoming trapped between a road roller and a digger, police have said.

Paramedics were called to the scene near Knoxfauld Farm in Kinbuck, Perthshire, at 14:20 on Wednesday, but were unable to revive him.

Tayside Police said the incident took place on an unclassified access road.

The force said the man's death was being investigated as an industrial accident. There are no apparent suspicious circumstances.

A police spokesman said: "The area was cordoned off to allow enquiries to be made.

"As with all industrial accidents the Health and Safety Executive were informed and a representative attended at the scene to carry out their own enquiries."

The man who died has not been formally identified.

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