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A vehicle dealership firm has confirmed one of its employees has died following “a most serious accident” at its King’s Lynn branch.

In a statement, it was confirmed a man in his 40s died at Ford & Slater in Maple Road, Saddlebow Industrial Estate, last Monday night.

Joint managing director Nigel Strevens said it was with the deepest regret there had been a most serious accident within the workshop.

“This accident tragically resulted in the death of an experienced and highly valued HGV technician that had worked at Ford & Slater since February 2017,” he said.

“Despite the best efforts of his work colleagues, first responders and the air ambulance, the individual was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly difficult time, as well as all of his colleagues at the Ford & Slater King’s Lynn dealership. The company is co-operating fully with the relevant authorities.”

Leicester-based Ford & Slater has 13 branches around the country employing 225 skilled technicians.

The industrial incident is being investigated by the Heath and Safety Executive (HSE).