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Power station site worker killed
Christopher Longbottom
Christopher Longbottom died after an incident at the power station
A worker has died after an industrial incident involving a machine on a power station construction site.

Christopher Longbottom, 32, from the Gloucestershire area, was injured on Friday on the site next to Uskmouth power station at Nash, Newport.

Gwent Police and the Health and Safety Executive have begun an investigation.

A spokeswoman for the power station said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died. It must be the most awful time for them".

South Wales Fire and Rescue said Mr Longbottom was extricated by fire and ambulance crews.

He was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, where he died shortly after.

His family have paid tribute to him.

Uskmouth power station
The incident was on a construction site next to Uskmouth

"We are utterly devastated by the loss of our beautiful Christopher, the best husband, father, brother, friend and loving son," they said.

"We are so grateful for the time we had with him and mountains of love and laughter he gave us.

"Thank you for all the cards and everything which is bringing us comfort at this awful time."

Following his death, the power station said everything would be done to find out what happened, and to ensure that it did not happen again.

The existing Uskmouth plant employs about 110 people.

The new 400m gas-fired 80 megawatt (MW) development was approved in August, and is due to be completed in 2010, employing 60 workers.

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