A man, aged in his 20s, died in the incident which occurred at the premises of Baldwin Skip Hire at Besthorpe, a few miles to the east of Attleborough. As yet the deceased has not been named.
The man suffered “traumatic injuries” at the scene according to the East of England Ambulance Service. In a statement, the service said it “was called at 1.05pm yesterday to Silver Street, Besthorpe, to a report of a man suffering traumatic injuries.
“An ambulance crew, two ambulance officers and East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched.
“They treated a man who had gone into cardiac arrest. Despite their best efforts he sadly died at the scene.”
Norfolk Constabulary said that an investigation into “the sudden death of a man in Besthorpe” was underway.
The police noted that they were called by the East of England Ambulance Service at 1.14pm to reports of an incident involving a man at a business premises in Silver Street. “Sadly the man, aged in his 20s, died at the scene a short time later,” the police statement said.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue sent three appliances from Attleborough, Thetford and Wymondham to assist the Ambulance Service.
Police said that the site was cordoned off and officers were working with the Health and Safety Executive to establish the events leading up to the man’s death.
A spokesman for the HSE said: “HSE is aware of this incident and inspectors have attended the scene. However Norfolk Constabulary has primacy for the investigation and we are assisting the police with these enquiries.”
Baldwin’s could not be reached for comment. On its website, it states: “With over 20 years of experience in the skip hire trade, Baldwin Skip Hire Ltd specialises in waste collection and disposal and makes it a priority to provide an efficient and friendly service.”
Update: 17 May, the deceased has been named as 29-year-old local man, James Criddle.