A 40-year old employee of a contractor suffered when a water tank collapsed at Diageo’s distillery near Elgin, Moray. The incident happened on the morning of Thursday 24 June. The employee broke his arm in the accident.
It is understood that an empty water tank collapsed, injuring the worker. A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A man was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, after a tank collapsed at the firm. His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.”
A police spokeswoman confirmed that police and the Grampian Fire and Rescue Service were called to the distillery.
A spokesman for Diageo said: “We can confirm that there was an incident at our Roseisle Distillery, and, regrettably, a contractor sustained a broken arm as a result of the collapse of a water tank. An investigation has started and we are working with the relevant authorities. At this stage no further details are available.”
A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said: “HSE is investigating the incident at the distillery. Inspectors have been on-site to continue their inquiries.”