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Man dies at Atlantic Recycling Centre

POLICE have initiated an investigation following the death of a man at a recycling centre in Cardiff. Emergency services responded to reports of an injured individual at the Atlantic Recycling site on Newton Road on Monday afternoon ( Jul 8 ). The site is operated by the same firm which operates the controversial Withyhedge Landfill Site in Pembrokeshire.

The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, succumbed to his injuries, as confirmed by police later in the day. His family has been informed. On Tuesday afternoon, South Wales Police announced that a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive is now in progress to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Detective Sergeant Richard Hill of South Wales Police expressed his sympathy to the deceased man’s family. In a statement, he said, “We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who sadly lost his life. Our aim now, together with the Health and Safety Executive, is to carry out a robust investigation and establish the cause of this tragic incident.”

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service reported being called to the scene at 12:44 pm on Monday. Emergency services were understood to still be present at the site at approximately 8pm that evening.

The First Minister, Vaughan Gething, came under pressure in recent weeks after it was revealed he had accepted a £200,000 donation from Atlantic Recycling’s boss. As we reported at time, despite losing a vote of no confidence in the Senedd, Gething refused to step down.

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