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Worker dies at Wolverhampton cardboard factory

A worker has died after being involved in an accident at a cardboard factory in the West Midlands.


The 37-year-old man died at the scene at Onboard Corrugated Ltd in Wolverhampton despite the efforts of paramedics to save him.

Ambulances, fire crews and police were called to the site in Neachells Lane, Wednesfield. The?Midlands Air Ambulance also attended.

The accident happened at around 4pm yesterday. West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Chris Kowalik said: "Crews arrived to find an injured man and attempts were made to resuscitate him, but he was unfortunately confirmed dead at the scene."

Onboard Corrugated specialises in making corrugated cardboard sheets. It took over at the site after Western Corrugated went into administration in January 2010 with the loss of more than 50 jobs. It supplies firms across the UK.

The company refused to comment today. Staff were sent home after the accident and there were no workers at the site today.

West Midlands Police spokeswoman Sarah Astbury said officers had been called to a suspected industrial accident and were interviewing members of staff before passing the investigation on to the Health and Safety Executive.

Residents living near the factory today spoke of their shock. John French, aged 52, who lives in Neachells Lane, said: "It's awful to hear that someone has died."

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