Wellingborough building site death investigation continues

Investigators are continuing to look into how a man died on a Wellingborough building site earlier this week.

By Sam Wildman
Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:01 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:01 pm
The scene on Tuesday evening.
The scene on Tuesday evening.

The victim, a man in his 40s from Northampton, died after an "industrial accident" at the Stanton Cross development off Irthlingborough Road at about 1.20pm on Tuesday.

Police were back at the site on Wednesday to continue their investigation alongside officers from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

A police spokesman said: “We attended the scene with HSE where we undertook further investigation by way of photographs and video using a drone and the scene has now been closed.

"The police retain primacy in the investigation and will work alongside HSE to ensure a full investigation into this man’s death is conducted.”

The victim has not yet been named by police.

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"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the person involved."

The accident took place at a site just off route 4, near the Irthlingborough Road junction. Route 4 and nearby route 9 opened to traffic on Monday.

It is the second death on the site after a worker died there in 2017 when he was struck by an object. He was later named by HSE as 30-year-old Christinel Osolos.