Tayside and Central Scotland

Road worker crushed to death named as David McClorey

A 31-year-old man who died when he became trapped between a road roller and a digger has been named.

David McClorey, from Stranraer, died at the scene near Knoxfauld Farm, Kinbuck in Perthshire, at 14:20 on Wednesday.

Energy firm SSE confirmed the man was working as a contractor on part of the Beauly - Denny power line project

Police said Mr McClorey's death was being investigated as an industrial accident. There were no apparent suspicious circumstances.

A statement from SSE said: "SSE can confirm that a serious incident involving a contractor has occurred on a site forming part of the Beauly - Denny transmission line project.

"This has resulted in a fatality. A full investigation is now under way by the project's principal contractor, Balfour Beatty, and the HSE.

"SSE will support and co-operate fully with these investigations.

"This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are very much with the family of the individual involved."

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