A mechanic has died after sustaining a serious head injury at work. Martyn Massie, 24, was injured at work by an explosion at Pitmachie Garage in Aberdeenshire on 18 June. Early reports suggest that an oil container exploded, and that Mr Massie was using cutting equipment at the time of the accident. Mr Massie was flown by air ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after the incident, but later died on Saturday morning as a result of his injuries.
Janet Keith, who owns the garage with her husband Willie, said they were distraught at the death of Mr Massie, who had worked at the garage for seven years. “He was a great employee. It’s incredibly upsetting for us because he had been with us for a long time and we were very fond of him.”
A Health and Safety Executive inspector examined the scene of the accident. A spokeswoman for the agency has stated that they are working with Grampian Police and the investigation into the cause of the explosion was ongoing. Grampian Police have said that a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
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