A man has been killed after a forklift truck fell on him at a glass-recycling plant on his first day at work.
Ian Aliski, 25, of Princes Road, Ellesmere Port, died following the incident at Recresco LTD in North Road at about 10am on Monday.
His colleagues had tried in vain to free him but he died at the scene.
Cheshire Constabulary is investigating the incident. The company has confirmed it was the man’s first day on the job.
He’s believed to have been working for the company through a local agency.
A spokeswoman for the firm said: “We offer our sympathy and condolences to the family.
“Recresco will be offering a full statement when they are in possession of the facts.”
She said staff at the Ellesmere Port plant were shocked at the death of their colleague.
Police, ambulances and fire engines raced to the recycling centre on Monday after the accident and the centre was closed, with lorries containing waste glass queuing up outside while the factory remained sealed off.
The Health and Safety Executive have also been brought in to investigate the incident, although a spokesman said Cheshire Constabulary was leading the inquiry.
Production was halted all day following the incident.
An inquest will be opened after a post-mortem examination.