Probe after port worker is found crushed to death

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DETECTIVES are investigating the death of a man working on the construction of a deep-sea port.

Robert Mayne, from Titchfield, was found dead at the construction site in Thurrock.

His body was discovered by colleagues at the London Gateway port at 4am last Saturday.

A post-mortem has revealed the 59-year-old – known as Noel – died from injuries caused by crushing.

Police are now working to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Mayne’s death.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are working with detectives from the Essex Police Serious and Organised Crime Directorate to establish the cause.

A spokeswoman for Essex Police said: ‘Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious and Organised Crime Directorate and HSE inspectors are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 59-year-old Fareham man.

‘We are treating it as an unexplained death.

‘A post mortem revealed Mr Mayne died from crushing injuries.

‘His body was discovered by other workers from the London Gateway.’

Mr Mayne was working on a construction project for a major deep-sea container port in south Essex.

The new port will be home to one of the largest logistics parks in Europe.