Police and HSE investigate fatal accident on farm at South Rauceby

The Health and Safety Executive. EMN-150116-094736001
The Health and Safety Executive. EMN-150116-094736001

Police have named a local man who died when hit by a piece of falling concrete working on a farm near Sleaford.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said they are investigating the circumstances of the death of Keith Greatrix, 64, from the Sleaford area following an industrial accident on a farm at South Rauceby.

He said: “At around 2pm on Thursday (August 25) we were alerted to an incident at a farm in South Rauceby.

“Early indications suggest a 64-year-old local man, who we can now name as Keith Greatrix from the Sleaford area, was building a shed when a section of concrete fell on him. His family have been informed and officers are continuing to support them.”

The exact circumstances are being investigated by Lincolnshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Detective Sergeant Jon Shield said: “The HSE has been informed of this incident and a joint investigation is underway. It’s common practice for us to work together at the early stages of an industrial accident of this nature.

“At this stage the investigation is focused on trying to find out exactly what happened and we will later complete a report for Her Majesty’s Coroner.”