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Worker killed by sheet of glass

Build Center
The accident happened at the Build Center in Derby

A man has died after a sheet of glass fell on him while he was working at a building supplies warehouse in Derby.

Emergency services were called to the Build Center on Ascot Drive in the city after the glass fell on the man.

Health and Safety officials are carrying out inquiries at the building to discover the cause of the accident.

The Build Center said in a statement that managers and staff were "shocked and saddened" by the incident, thought to be the firm's first workplace death.

The statement said: "We can confirm there was a fatal accident involving an employee at our Glass Center branch in Derby on Tuesday.

"We are extremely shocked and saddened by this tragic incident, and our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the employee's family.

"We are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities with their investigations into this tragic incident."

"The safety of our employees is paramount to Build Center and we have had an excellent track record in this area. We are also conducting our own thorough investigation into what is believed to be the company's first workplace fatality."


An investigation is under way into the death of a worker at a building in Derby.

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