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Delivery driver dies in Musselburgh accident

A DELIVERY driver was killed at Musselburgh racecourse on Wednesday morning after he was crushed by heavy lifting equipment he was using to unload a lorry.

Staff who discovered the man trapped underneath the equipment went to his assistance and called emergency services, but it is understood the driver was dead when help arrived.

Bill Farnsworth, general manager at the Scottish track, said: "This appears to be a tragic accident and our sincere condolences go to the family of the man concerned.

"We will give our full support to the emergency services and Health and Safety Executive in any subsequent investigation in to the incident."

 
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