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Rose Builders worker dies after incident on site

A construction worker has died on a housing development site in Essex after a dumper truck overturned on top of him.

The man, aged in his 30s, was working on the Summers Park housing development scheme that Rose Builders are developing in Coxs Hill, Lawford.

He was caught underneath a dumper truck, which had overturned shortly before 4.30pm on Monday, and died at the scene from fatal head injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was not clear whether the incident was work-related and that the police were treating it as unexplained.

Rose Builders managing director Steven Rose said: “It is with great regret I can confirm that there was an accident at Summers Park, Lawford, where, tragically, the man involved died.

“For the moment all our thoughts are with the man’s family.”

Rose Builders have closed the site down pending an HSE investigation.

The builder, contractor and developer firm are developing an £11m housing scheme where the incident took place.

Around 150 houses and bungalows are being built across the 7.5 ha site.

Witnesses who were at the scene who have not already been spoken to by police are asked to contact Colchester CID on Essex Police 101.

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