Man crushed by lorry at Canvey recycling centre

Echo: Canvey's civic amenity site where the accident happened Canvey's civic amenity site where the accident happened

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after he was crushed between a lorry and a container at a recycling centre.

Residents trying to use the civic amenity site, in Canvey Road, were turned away on Saturday, January 26, following the accident.

The 29-year-old from Canvey, who is an employee of contractor May Gurney that works out of the Essex County Council run facility, was in the service area of the site, which is not open to the public, at the time.

Emergency services raced to the scene just before 11am and the Health and Safety Executive were informed.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said officers took control of the situation, but the HSE is now leading the investigation.

Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, said a land ambulance and the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

He said the man was flown to the Royal London Hospital fully conscious with a chest injury.

A spokesman for the HSE said it is aware of the incident and making “initial inquiries”, but would not comment further.

Essex County Council opened the £500,000 facility in 2002.

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2:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Audioman says...

Hope he makes it ok.
Hope he makes it ok. Audioman
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3:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ducky18 says...

Ouch, hope the young man gets well soon.
Ouch, hope the young man gets well soon. ducky18
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5:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

TherealIndiana says...

Hope it's not bad, the HSE will be crawling all over this now! I don't relish that!
Hope it's not bad, the HSE will be crawling all over this now! I don't relish that! TherealIndiana
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5:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

TherealIndiana wrote:
Hope it's not bad, the HSE will be crawling all over this now! I don't relish that!
And quite rightly so, but then they might discover improper practices, at the tip, was someone wearing an ipod ear piece? tends to muffle the sounds of a lorry, did the lorry have it's reversing alarm on? and so forth....
[quote][p][bold]TherealIndiana[/bold] wrote: Hope it's not bad, the HSE will be crawling all over this now! I don't relish that![/p][/quote]And quite rightly so, but then they might discover improper practices, at the tip, was someone wearing an ipod ear piece? tends to muffle the sounds of a lorry, did the lorry have it's reversing alarm on? and so forth.... Carnabackable
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6:21pm Wed 30 Jan 13

soul man says...

i dont think an ear piece would be the main cause for this guy, then again, if you cant see a lorry you shouldn't be near one on this site, they are everywhere and cars all day, hope the guys ok
i dont think an ear piece would be the main cause for this guy, then again, if you cant see a lorry you shouldn't be near one on this site, they are everywhere and cars all day, hope the guys ok soul man
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12:59pm Fri 1 Feb 13

essexboy67 says...

No there was no improper practices going on, and there was no ipod or any other devices involved. it was basically an unfortunate accident. the man involved is a very experienced member of staff and is recovering slowly but surely.
No there was no improper practices going on, and there was no ipod or any other devices involved. it was basically an unfortunate accident. the man involved is a very experienced member of staff and is recovering slowly but surely. essexboy67
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