Man dies at waste site

PUBLISHED: 16:12 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

Flowers left at the scene of the accident in which a father of three died

Flowers left at the scene of the accident in which a father of three died

A FATHER of three died after being hit by a lorry at a waste disposal site. Ian Dowson, 47, sustained fatal injuries when he was struck by a heavy goods vehicle and became trapped under its wheels at the household waste and recycling centre on Caxton Way,

A FATHER of three died after being hit by a lorry at a waste disposal site.

Ian Dowson, 47, sustained fatal injuries when he was struck by a heavy goods vehicle and became trapped under its wheels at the household waste and recycling centre on Caxton Way, Stevenage.

Known to his friends as Nobby, Ian, from Bayford near Hertford, was rushed to Lister hospital where he later died.

His family issued a statement which said: "We are devastated by our tragic loss."

A spokesman for Herts County Council said: "We are deeply saddened by news of the death of a member of our contractor's staff following a tragic accident at the council's household waste site in Stevenage."

John Wood, director of environment for HCC, added: "We would like to express our regrets and condolences to family, friends and colleagues affected by this tragic accident."

Police were called to the waste site at 2.40pm on Wednesday last week.

The cause of the accident is not yet known but a joint investigation is being carried out by Hertfordshire Constabulary's road policing unit and the Health and Safety Executive.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information is asked to contact the eastern area road policing unit on 01438 757655.


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