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Health and Safety Executive probe after man trapped under car transporter at DF Services Kent in Rushenden

14 January 2014
by Lewis Dyson
An investigation has been launched today after a man was seriously hurt when he became trapped under a car transporter on Sheppey.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, was taken to hospital with chest and abdomen injuries yesterday.
The Health and Safety Executive has launched a probe, with inspectors visiting the site today.
A man became trapped under an HGV at DF Services in Rushenden

D F Services has been acquired by HLD Group

The incident happened at DF Services Kent, in Cullet Drive, Rushenden, at around 5pm.
The man, who is believed to be from Sheppey, was taken to King's College Hospital in London.
Ambulances and a medical car were called and emergency staff from the air ambulance also attended in a land unit.
Fire crews from Sheppey and Sittingbourne planned to use air bags to lift the vehicle off the casualty.
When they arrived, staff at DF Services were already moving the heavy goods vehicle using a bottle jack - an industrial tool.
DF Services in Cullet Drive in Rushenden

D F Services in Cullet Drive in Rushenden

Initial reports were that the man was an employee of DF Services and had been setting up a bottle jack on the vehicle and somehow became trapped underneath.
Emergency services worked together for about an hour-and-a-half on the rescue operation.
Kent Police has handed the incident over to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
DF Services declined to comment.

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