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Bin man dies after 'incident' with refuse lorry in Coventry

The incident happened on Guild Road, Coventry. (SWNS)
The incident happened on Guild Road, Coventry. (SWNS)

A bin man has died after an incident involving his refuse lorry while on his morning rounds.

Police, fire and ambulance arrived at the scene on Guild Road, in Foleshill, Coventry, to find the victim in a critical condition at 10am on Thursday morning.

Despite the efforts of medics, the worker, who was a senior member of the council's collection team, could not be saved.

Coventry City Council said services had been suspended for the rest of the day to protect the welfare of their crew.

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The man died at the scene. (SWNS)
The man died at the scene. (SWNS)

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to an incident involving a refuse collection lorry on Guild Road, Coventry at 9.58am.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a critical care car from The Air Ambulance Service attended the scene along with police and fire colleagues.

"On arrival crews found a man in a critical condition.

"Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and was confirmed deceased on scene."

The city council also said it was cooperating with West Midlands Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

An investigation is underway. (SWNS)
An investigation is underway. (SWNS)

A spokesperson for Coventry City Council said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the senior crew member who has tragically lost his life while at work this morning.

"The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation into this tragic incident, and we will be cooperating fully with them and the police as part of that.

“We are offering our full support to the crew involved and the wider workforce."