A man who was trapped under a lorry in a collision at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Solihull has died.
The incident happened on Monday 26th September at the firm’s base off Lode Lane.
The company have confirmed that the man who died was an employee with one of their suppliers.
According to workers, he was 23 and riding a moped at the time.
They also said his mother works at the plant and was there when it happened.
A worker said the incident happened in the area of the plant in Damson Parkway where DHL lorries make their deliveries.
“A lorry was making a delivery and I heard it was either leaving or reversing when it hit a moped being ridden by a worker,” he said.
“The guy was trapped under the lorry for several hours while the fire service tried to get him free.
“But we were told that he didn’t make it and died.”
The worker said the man’s mother worked at JLR and rushed to the scene and was there when he was pronounced dead.
“It’s awful, everyone’s in shock and can’t believe this has happened,” he said.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said a crew was dispatched there at 4.30pm, along with the Midlands Air Ambulance with a doctor on board.
A spokesman said: “Sadly, it was obvious nothing could be done and the casualty was confirmed dead at the scene.”
West Midlands Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident.
Sgt Alan Wood, from the force’s collision investigation unit, said: “Investigations are on-going into the collision and we will be working with our colleagues at the Health and Safety Executive to establish what happened.
A JLR spokeswoman said: “We are very sad to confirm that an employee of one of our suppliers was fatally injured following a road traffic accident at the Solihull plant.
“Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family and friends of the individual concerned.
“We are working closely with the authorities to investigate how this tragic incident occurred.
“We have nothing further to add whilst this work is ongoing.”
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