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Investigation begins into death of air conditioning contractor, 58
A Keighley man has died from injuries he suffered in a fall while he worked at a Rotherham supermarket.
The 58-year-old sub-contractor had been carrying out routine maintenance work on air conditioning equipment.
Emergency services were called to the store in Sycamore Road on Monday afternoon.
The man was taken to Rotherham Hospital where he later died.
It is understood he had been carrying out work in a storage area of the premises away from any area open to the public.
Iceland said its thoughts were with the family and friends of the man, whose name has yet to be released.
A spokesman for the company said: “We are working with the contractor and the appropriate authorities to establish exactly what happened, and can make no further comment until these investigations have been completed.
“Naturally our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this most difficult time.”
South Yorkshire Police confirmed its officers had been initially alerted to the incident but were no longer involved in the inquiry.
The investigation is now being carried out by Rotherham Borough Council’s environmental health officers.
A spokesman for the council said last night: “Police and other emergency services were called to a retail premises at Sycamore Road, Rotherham, just after noon on Monday, following reports of an injury to a sub-contractor.
“The 58-year-old man from Keighley was taken by ambulance to Rotherham District General Hospital, where he later died.
“Rotherham Borough Council’s Environmental Health team is investigating the incident.”
A spokesman for the coroner’s office confirmed an inquest would be held into the man’s death at a date yet to be fixed.