Accident: SLC worker killed

Sympathies go out to the family of a South Lanarkshire Council worker who tragically died this morning in East Kilbride.

Around 10.15am at Mount Cameron Drive, East Kilbride, a male worker employed by SLC lost his life when hit by a bin lorry.

A police spokesperson said, “Emergency services were called to reports that a man had been struck by a bin lorry on Mount Cameron Drive around 10.15am. Police and ambulance services attended, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed, and officers are carrying out enquiries.

Michael McGlynn, executive director of Community and Enterprise Resources at SLC, said the authority was providing support to those affected by the incident.

He said: “We are deeply saddened at the death of our colleague and our sympathies go out to his family, friends and workmates. We are providing support to those affected by this tragic incident, and the council will of course assist the police with their enquiries.”

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call PC David Murdoch at the roads department at Motherwell Police Office through 101, quoting incident ref 1055 of January 17.

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