76-year-old man dies in an industrial accident

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A 76-year-old man has died in an industrial accident in rural Angus.

Tayside Police were called to David Geddes Quarry near Friockheim shortly after 11.30 am this morning.

A 25-tonne articulated dumper truck being driven by a 76-year-old man reversed backwards and toppled down into the quarry.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics who attended, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

As with all industrial accidents The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.