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Bury St Edmunds: Man found dead after 40ft plunge

15:40 19 February 2013

Boortmalt in Bury.

Boortmalt in Bury.

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POLICE and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating after a man died following a 40ft fall.

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Emergency services were called to Paul Malts Ltd in Eastern Way, Bury St Edmunds, on the morning of Wednesday, February 13.

It has been reported that the 57-year-old man, who has not been named, was working at the industrial unit when he fell off a walkway.

Although the incident was treated as an industrial accident, it is believed that the man might have been ill prior to the fall.

A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out yesterday.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) confirmed that it had been called to an incident at the premises at 9.19am on February 13.

He said that a man with “traumatic” injuries was found at the scene.

Although air ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were called to the address, no one was transported to hospital, the spokesman said.

A police spokeswoman said that Suffolk Constabulary was called by EEAST, who said that the man had fallen about 40ft.

A spokesman for the HSE confirmed that it was carrying out a joint investigation, led by the police.

He added: “It is a joint investigation with police and inspectors have visited the site.

“Police retain primacy at this point.”

Pauls Malt Ltd, which operates as a subsidiary of Boortmalt, produces and supplies malt products to breweries and distilleries.

A spokesman for Paul Malts Ltd was yesterday unavailable for comment.

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