POLICE and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating after a man from Wirral died while working at the Cammell Laird shipyard.
Bob Dunroe, 62, from New Ferry, died on Sunday August 22 following the incident involving a forklift truck at the shipyard in Birkenhead last week.
Following the incident on the morning of Wednesday, August 18, Mr Dunroe was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital suffering from multiple injuries.
Last week his family they said they did not want to make any comment.
A Cammell Laird spokesperson said: “The company can confirm that its employee Bob Dunroe sadly passed away on Sunday.
“The company together with the HSE and police are currently undertaking a detailed investigation into an incident involving Mr Dunroe whilst driving a forklift truck.
“The results of this investigation will be available in due course. The company wishes to express its condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with Bob’s family at this difficult time.”
A spokesman for the HSE said they had launched an investigation following the incident along with Merseyside Police.
He said: “Inspectors have visited the site and inspected machinery and interviewed workers.”
However, he said they could not comment any further on the investigation which is still ongoing.
A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm Merseyside Police is working alongside the Health and Safety Executive following the death of a 62 -year-old man in Wirral.
“The man died on Sunday August 22 following the incident on Wednesday August 18. This investigation follows the usual police death in the workplace protocol.”