[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Saturday, 29 July 2006, 09:34 GMT 10:34 UK
Worker electrocution probe begins
An inquiry has been launched into the death of a Polish berry picker who was electrocuted while working on a farm in Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

Gerard Faltynowski, from Swidwin, was killed on Friday when a pole he was carrying touched a power line.

The 26-year-old's parents flew into Scotland as a probe into the incident was being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Mr Faltynowski's brother was working nearby when the accident happened.

The worker was killed instantly as he helped build polytunnels at Mains of Rattray Farm.

'Major incident'

An HSE spokesman said: "This is a major incident which we were quickly made aware of.

"We will be undertaking a full investigation of the circumstances to find out how this happened.

"We will also be looking to remedy the situation so that such a tragic accident cannot occur again."

Farms surrounding Blairgowrie are well known for fruit-picking and are popular with visiting workers, particularly from Eastern Europe.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal in Perth.




RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific