HSE launches investigation into abattoir death

An investigation has been launched following the death of an abattoir worker in Scotland.

David Barker, aged 48, is thought to have died after being struck on the head by a falling metal partition, while working at the Scottish Borders Abattoir in Galashiels. However, the exact cause of death has not been announced, following the delay in a post mortem.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said: “The investigation is ongoing. HSE are working with the police on this.”

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