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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 July, 2004, 10:14 GMT 11:14 UK
Man dies in tower fall
Castle Cement factory
The man fell 35ft within a tower at the site

An investigation is under way after a 45-year-old man died following a fall from a platform at a cement factory near Mold.

The accident happened on Saturday morning at the Castle Cement Plant at Padeswood.

Fire crews had to use a crane from the site to reach the man, who was more than 200ft up the tower.

Paramedics treated him at the scene, but he later died at Wrexham's Maelor Hospital.

A joint police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is now under way.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "The man suffered fatal injuries after falling from a platform within the factory.

"He was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital where he was declared dead.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital
The man was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital

"An investigation has been launched."

Firefighters were called to the scene at around 1000 BST.

Paul Whybro, from North Wales Fire and Rescue explained the incident had involved bringing the man down from high up the tower.

"He had fallen internally within the structure, which is being built, to an intermediate level," said Mr Whybro.

"He was able to be brought to ground level by use of an on-site crane."

Commercial cement making has been carried out on the Padeswood site for over 50 years.

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