A police investigation is underway following a man's death at a Hereford factory.

The health and safety executive confirmed this morning that they are aware of the incident at Hereford Galvanizers on the Westfields Trading Estate.

In a statement, a spokesperson from the Health and Safety Executive, said: “HSE is aware of the incident and jointly investigating alongside West Mercia Police, who have primacy of this investigation as per the Work-Related Death Protocol.”

Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Mark Peters from West Mercia Police confirmed they were called to a premises on Redbarn Drive, Hereford at 6.20am on Saturday following "reports of an industrial accident".

"A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene," he added.

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"The incident was referred to the HSE and investigations are ongoing."

Hereford Galvanizers Ltd said in a statement that they are "deeply saddened to report the death of an employee at their plant.

"This incident is currently the subject of a joint police and HSE investigation with which we are co-operating fully," the statement read.

"As such it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.

"Our priority is to offer support to the man's family, colleagues and friends who will be affected by the tragedy.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with our employee's family along with his colleagues and friends."