Rumney: Man dies at Cardiff recycling site after carrying out maintenance work as probe into death underway

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A worker has died following an incident at a recycling site in South Wales, police have said.

Emergency services were called to reports of an injured man at Atlantic Recycling in Rumney, Cardiff, on Monday. His family have been informed of his death.

The Dauson Environmental Group, which owns the site, said the man was a contractor carrying out maintenance when the tragedy struck. The Health and Safety Executive has also been notified about the incident.

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A worker has died after carrying out maintenance work at Atlantic Recycling in Rumney, Cardiff.A worker has died after carrying out maintenance work at Atlantic Recycling in Rumney, Cardiff.
A worker has died after carrying out maintenance work at Atlantic Recycling in Rumney, Cardiff. | Getty

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: “Emergency services were called to a report of an injured man at the Atlantic Recycling site in Cardiff, yesterday afternoon (Monday July 8).

“South Wales Police can confirm the man has died and his family has been informed. The Health and Safety Executive has also been informed and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.”

In a statement shared with Wales Online, a spokesperson for Dauson said: “Dauson Environmental Group can confirm an incident occurred on Monday July 8 2024 involving a contractor carrying out maintenance at the Atlantic Recycling site in Cardiff. We are continuing to support the emergency services and regulators with their ongoing investigations at this time.”