It is with deep regret the Water and Sewerage Authority confirms that one of its workers was killed this morning in a tragic accident in Peel whilst excavating to replace a water supply pipe.
The Chairman of the Authority, Mr Houghton MHK, the Vice Chairman, Bill Henderson MHK and the Chief Executive, Peter Winstanley visited the scene of the accident to view first-hand the site and to offer support to the workforce.
Mr Houghton said ‘We cannot release the name of the worker at this time until the police have informed the next of kin, however it was a very tragic and unfortunate accident and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time’.
The Health and Safety Inspectorate Officers are on site carrying out a full investigation into the accident.
This evening’s Requisition Meeting, which was to be held in the Corrin Hall in Peel, has been cancelled by the Captain of the Parish, John Kennaugh JP.
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