A man has died in an incident today (July 5) at Linden Foods’ factory in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.

A spokesperson said the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service had received a 999 call at 8:03a.m following reports of an incident in the Granville Road area of Dungannon.

“NIAS despatched one emergency crew and two officers to the scene. No one was taken from the scene,” the spokesperson added.

Linden Foods issued a statement on the incident:

“Following a fatality today, our thoughts are with the family, friends and workmates of our deceased colleague,” said a company spokesperson.

“Safety is a priority at Linden Foods and we are investigating the circumstances of the tragic accident and fully co-operating with the relevant authorities.

“We will be providing full support to those colleagues impacted by this tragic incident.”

Police and inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) are investigating.