Woman dies in Mossend coal depot accident

Tragedy happened at Mossend coal depot.

Tragedy happened at Mossend coal depot.

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A member of staff has been killed in an accident at a Mossend coal depot.

Depot supervisor Margaret Corcoran (66) is understood to have been struck by a vehicle at Fergusson Coal’s yard in Holytown Road.

Police and officials are investigating the tragedy which happened on Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs Corcoran, who worked at the site for ten years, is believed to have lived in Holytown.

A police spokesman said: “Police and emergency services were called to a report of a 66-year-old woman having been seriously injured around 4pm on Tuesday.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal. An investigation into the circumstances is ongoing between Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive.”

Fergusson site manager John Macauley said: “Our thoughts are with Margaret’s family at this very difficult time.

“I have personally known Margaret for 10 years, she was a popular and respected colleague and we are all devastated by this tragic accident.

“We continue to co-operate fully with the Police and the Health & Safety Executive during their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident.”