Man dies in incident at Tradstocks in Scotland

A man has died in an incident involving machinery at Scottish stone company Tradstocks' premises in Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder.

A man has been killed in an industrial accident involving machinery at stone supplier Tradstocks in West Lothian, Scotland.

Emergency crews were called to the Tradstocks Westwood premises in Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder, shortly after 9am on Friday, March 17.

Tradstocks took over the equipment and premises of what was formerly Scottish Natural Stones Ltd at Westwood, near Livingston, in 2008. You can read more about Tradstocks here.

A 39-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been named but his next of kin have been notified, say the police.

Police Scotland say the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has been made aware and an investigation is under way.

In a statement, Tradstocks offered its condolences to the worker’s family, friends and colleagues. The company says its site will remain closed for now.

The statement reads: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the death of a valued team member while at work on Friday, March 17.

“Our immediate thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time.

“While the emergency services and HSE carry out necessary investigations into how and why this tragic accident occurred, as a mark of respect, and while everyone comes to terms with this tragedy, our Westwood site will remain closed until further notice.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further.”

A Scottish Fire & Rescue Services spokesperson said it was called to assist an emergency service partner. Operations Control mobilised two appliances and special resources. Crews left the scene at 12.07pm after ensuring the area was made safe.

An HSE spokesperson said HSE was aware of the incident and was liaising with Police Scotland.