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Workman killed while repairing A2 at Barham named as Larry Newman from Maidstone

The A2 was damaged when this lorry crashed at Barham.

The A2 was damaged when this lorry crashed at Barham. Picture: Kent_999s on Twitter.

A man killed while working to repair a section of damaged road has been named as Larry Newman.

The 37-year-old father, from Maidstone, was struck by machinery on the A2 at Barham, near Canterbury.

The Highways Agency contractor died at the scene after the freak accident in the early hours of last Tuesday.

A post mortem is due to be carried out this week ahead of an inquest being opened.The A2 was damaged when this lorry crashed at Barham.

This French-registered lorry overturned on the A2. Picture: Kent_999s on Twitter.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation into the fatality, which happened during works to repair the central reservation after a French-registered lorry overturned and ploughed into the barrier.

Kent Police spokesman Carly Wymark said: "The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated.

"We notified the Health and Safety A2 closed at BarhamExecutive and officers are currently working closely with health and safety inspectors. This is all part of the ongoing investigation."

The man, who worked for contractor Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, was called to repair the central reservation after a lorry ploughed into it at 2.15pm last Monday.

It spilled its load of Red Stripe beer on the dual carriageway.

During repairs, the man was believed to have been struck by a heavy-duty piece of machinery - possibly a crane.

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