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Contractor killed in vehicle accident at Glensanda

A MAN has been killed in a traffic accident at Aggregate Industries’ Glensanda Quarry on the remote Morvern peninsula, near Oban, in the west Highlands of Scotland.

The incident occurred shortly before 6.00pm on Sunday 18 October.

The victim has been named as 24-year-old Kenneth Campbell from Dunbeg, near Oban, who was a mechanical fitter at the quarry.

Police have been at the scene this week to try to establish the cause of the accident. They are understood to be investigating the theory that Mr Campbell was the sole occupant of a Land Rover which overturned.

According to local press reports, an air ambulance was sent to the quarry on Sunday evening, but Mr Campbell was found to be dead when the aircraft arrived.

On Monday, a spokesperson for Aggregate Industries confirmed that the incident had resulted in the death of an employee of one of the company’s contractors.

‘We are currently working with the authorities to assist and support their investigation and at this stage it would be inappropriate to make further comment,’ he said. ‘Our thoughts are with those affected by yesterday’s incident.’

The Health and Safety Executive are assisting the police with the investigation.

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