Investigations continue into the cause of an industrial accident that killed a Darlington man, the Health and Safety Executive has confirmed.

Emergency services were called to Macadams car recovery garage on Boroughbridge Road in Ripon on Friday (March 29, 2024) at about 8am, following reports of an incident at the site.

Ambulance, air ambulance, fire and police teams were in attendance on the day - with police confirming that the man, who was in his 30s and from Darlington, died at the scene.

At the time, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "We responded to a fatal industrial accident at a vehicle recovery garage on Boroughbridge Road in Ripon on Friday (29 March 2024).

"It happened at around 8am and resulted in the death of a man aged in his 30s from the Darlington area.

"He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported by the police. 

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"Ambulance, air ambulance, fire and police teams were in attendance.

"We are assisting the accident investigation led by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)."

Since the fatal industrial accident, HSE and the police have been undertaking an investigation.

On Wednesday (April 17), the Health and Safety Executive confirmed that the investigation is still ongoing, but no significant progress has been made at this time.

A HSE spokesperson said: “We continue to assist North Yorkshire Police who are leading this investigation.”

North Yorkshire Police have been contacted for an update.