Man in his 20s dies after getting stuck in machines in Blackburn



A man has died after getting stuck in machinery in Blackburn.

The man, in his twenties, had to be rescued from the craft by firefighters but could not survive his injuries.

Emergency services were called to an industrial site on Bruce Street on Wednesday afternoon and firefighters used a high-pressure airbag to free him.

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He was then treated by paramedics, but sadly died at the scene.

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service told LancsLive: “An ambulance, helicopter medic and an advanced paramedic all attended the scene.

“We did not take a patient to the hospital.”

A joint investigation is currently underway involving Lancashire Police and the Health and Safety Executive.

A police spokesperson said: ‘We were called by the ambulance service shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday to report an industrial accident at business premises on Bruce Street in Blackburn where a man in his twenties had been seriously injured. hurt.

“Unfortunately, these injuries turned out to be fatal. Our hearts are with the man’s family and friends at this time.

“We are in the early stages of a joint investigation of the circumstances with our colleagues in the Health and Safety Executive and those investigations are ongoing.”

HSE said in a statement: “HSE is aware of the incident and is working with Blackburn with Darwen’s Council and Lancashire Police to investigate.”

A spokesman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services said: ‘At 2:47 pm on 25 November three fire engines from Blackburn and Chorley witnessed the rescue of one person on Bruce Street, Blackburn.

“A victim had become stuck in machinery. Firefighters used a high-pressure airbag to free the victim before she was placed in the care of paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

“The crews were present for about two and a half hours.”

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