Man killed after tyre explodes

A MAN has died at a Suffolk industrial unit after a tyre he was inflating exploded.

A MAN has died at a Suffolk industrial unit after a tyre he was inflating exploded.

The accident took place at Chilton Grain in Waldingfield Road, Sudbury, shortly before 11am today.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate the man, who was in his 20s, but he died at the scene from traumatic injuries.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene, as was the air ambulance.

Police initially cordoned off the scene while scenes of crime officers searched the area.

A police spokesman said the matter how now been handed to the Health and Safety Executive who have launched an investigation.

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The man is believed to be an employee of a fitting company.

A spokesman for Chilton Grain said that the man had been on the site changing the tyre on the tanker lorry for about an hour.

“While he was inflating the tyre on the heavy lorry it failed and exploded. The force hit him in the head and he was knocked under the trailer,” he said.

“Ambulance crews spent about 20 minutes trying to revive him.”