Man dies falling through whisky warehouse roof

2nd October, 2014 by Melita Kiely

An investigation is underway after a man died from falling through the roof of a whisky warehouse in Scotland.

Parkmore Distillery Dufftown

Police are investigating after a man died falling through a roof at Parkmore Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland

Police were called to the Parkmore Distillery in Dufftown at approximately 11.40am on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

The deceased, who has not yet been named, was one of five contractors working at the site.

A spokesman for Police Scotland told the Scotsman: “Officers were made aware of the death of a male at around 11.40am yesterday [Tuesday].

“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and inquiries are on-going to find out the full set of circumstances surrounding the death.”

Parkmore Distillery was built in 1894 and is used by Edrington, whose whisky brands include Highland Park, The Macallan and The Famous Grouse.

“We can confirm that there was a serious incident at the Parkmore warehouses near Dufftown yesterday morning in which a building contractor died,” said a spokesman for Edrington. “The man has not yet been named by police.

“Emergency services were called immediately, but the man died at the scene. No one else was hurt.

“We are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident and our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the man’s family.

“The safety of our employees and the contractors who work with us is paramount to Edrington and we are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities as they continue their investigations.”

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