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Man dies in Linton industrial accident


An investigation is underway following the death of a man at a grain storage facility in Linton last week.

Camgrain site manager Edward Orlopp lost his life in an industrial accident at the facility in Cambridge Road on Wednesday (July 27).

In a statement to members on the day of the accident, Camgrain chairman John Latham said: “It is with great sadness I have to inform you that our long standing site manager, valued colleague and friend, Edward Orlopp, tragically lost his life in an incident at our Linton site this afternoon.

“The site has been closed overnight. We are doing everything we can to support Edward’s family and colleagues at this very difficult and distressing time.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust said a hazardous area response team (HART), rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew, ambulance officer and East Anglian Air Ambulance were sent following reports of a collision in Cambridge Road at around 5.15pm on Wednesday.

He said: “Sadly, nothing could be done for a man at the incident and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with his friends and family involved during this sad time.”

A spokesman for Cambridge Police said they were called at about 7.20pm on Wednesday to reports of an industrial accident at the grain store in Cambridge Road where a man, in his 40s, was declared dead at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and the incident has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for investigation,” he said.

An spokeswoman for the HSE said they were continuing to assist police with the investigation and an inspector visited the site on Friday.

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