Death at Halewood in Jaguar Land Rover incident

Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by The Manufacturer

A man has died at the Jaguar Land Rover car plant in Halewood, according to reports this morning from the BBC and Sky News.

Paramedics were notified of an incident at the Halewood plant in Merseyside at 8pm on Monday.

They arrived at the factory to treat a man in his late 40s, a worker at the JLR factory, for serious injuries.

After being transferred to nearby Whiston Hospital the man was pronounced dead at 10.30pm.

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation into the incident in partnership with local police. A spokesperson for the police stated: “No-one else was injured during the incident. Merseyside Police and the HSE are treating the death as unexplained.”

Jaguar Land Rover employs around 2,000 staff at its Halewood facility where it undertakes body in white assembly and paint shop work for models such as the Jaguar X-TYPE and the Freelander 2.