You are currently viewing the International Edition. You can also switch to the Hong Kong Edition.
Tuesday 30 June 2015

Man found dead in beer delivery tanker

2nd September, 2014 by Lauren Eads

The body of a delivery driver has been recovered from the bottom of a beer tanker at a UK brewery.

_77245119_77243728

Workers at the JW Lees’ Greengate Brewery in Manchester discovered the man unconscious at the bottom of a beer delivery tanker on 28 August, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

Fire crews were able to extract the body from the tanker and paramedics were called to the brewery but the man, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tanker was empty at the time and it is not clear if the man fell or climbed into the tanker having scaled its roof.

William Lees-Jones, managing director of the JW Lees brewery, told the paper: “This has obviously been very upsetting for everyone involved at the brewery and our hearts go out to the driver’s family.

“As a family brewery we’re a close knit team and we’ll be offering whatever support our team members need, as well as working closely with the authorities to help understand what happened today.”

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive has since launched an investigation into the incident.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

If that's interesting, how about these?

Benevolent launches Ambassador drive

UK drinks trade charity The Benevolent is calling for volunteers from the trade more...

Burgundian négociant celebrates gin smuggler

Burgundian négociant, Vallet Frères, has allowed a special bottling of more...

Flavoured styles lead drinks NPD

A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating more...

Supplier Relationship Manager

London, United Kingdom

Wimbledon serves up English wine

Organisers of this year’s Wimbledon have decided to offer tennis fans English more...

Plumpton College principal awarded OBE

Mr Des Lambert, Principal of Plumpton College since 2003, has been awarded an more...

UK market in growth as price increases slow

The latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association show that more...

London Sales Manager / Key Account Manager

London, United Kingdom

Competitive - depending on skills and experience

Oddbins woos Naked staff with love letters

Oddbins has allegedly been sending love letters and bottles of wine to key more...

Tesco sales take a tumble despite price cuts

Tesco's like-for-like sales fell by 1.3% in the three months to 30 May, an more...

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An "epic" Riesling, a "Grecian beauty" that "gobsmacks with opulent tropical more...

Is powder the future of food?

A powdered food brand has launched in the UK that aims to change the way people more...

Oregon producer takes international view

One of Oregon’s youngest wine estates has partnered with Jackson Family Wines more...

Top 10 London rooftop bars

London's many rooftop bars offer not only an opportunity to get away from the more...

PR Senior Account Manager/Director

London, United Kingdom

Depending on experience

BI offers 2014 imperial collection en primeur

Fine wine merchant Bordeaux Index is offering its clients a 10 imperial more...

Diageo closes in on £200m Gleneagles deal

Drinks giant Diageo is reportedly “close” to agreeing a sale of its luxury more...

WW1 Scotch to be auctioned

A bottle of Scotch whisky purportedly belonging to a soldier in the First World more...

E-commerce, Sales & Marketing Executive

London, United Kingdom

Competitive salary and bonus package based on experience and qualification.

Britain’s cocktail habits expose north south divide

A survey has revealed Brits' cocktail preferences depend on there they live, more...

Nyetimber partners with Ben Ainslie Racing

English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber has signed a three-year partnership more...

Bar launches festival-themed cocktail list

Matt Whiley, the liquid alchemist in charge of Peg + Patriot, the bar at the more...

Hatch Mansfield – Brand Manager

London, United Kingdom

Competitive salary

SWA creates heavyweight London team

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed a number of senior high-fliers from more...

Final call for Liberty apprentice scheme

Liberty Wines is inviting final applications for its apprentice programme, more...