Submarine worker dies at Navy dockyard
A civilian worker has died while working on a laid-up submarine in Devonport Dockyard.
The man, who was operating a "cherry picker", is understood to be in his 50s and from southeast Devon.
His next of kin have been informed following the incident at the dockyard in Plymouth.
The incident happened some time before 1pm yesterday in 8 Dock.
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Dockyard operator Babcock Marine said: "Earlier today an employee of our sub-contractor Pyeroy died while carrying out maintenance work on a laid-up submarine at our facilities in Devonport.
"Everyone at Babcock is saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts are very much with the family of the person who has lost his life.
"Both our company and Pyeroy are co-operating fully with the Police and Health and Safety Executive, and we can say nothing further while their investigations into the as yet unknown cause of this incident continue."
Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the incident, which is thought to have involved only the dead man.
Oliver Colvile, the MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, offered his condolences to the family.
"I am horrified and shocked," he said.
"I have asked them to provide me with details and I shall write to the family to give my condolences."
It is the second death in industrial incidents in Plymouth in less than a week.
A 22-year-old man died after being struck by a falling pallet on Friday.
The young Slovakian was working in the freezer area of Interfish Ltd, in the Cattedown area of Plymouth.