AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man died at a lighting company in Blackburn.

Police were called to MK Illumination (UK) Ltd, based on the Witton Business Park, Preston Old Road, at 10am on Friday following reports of an industrial accident.

It has now been confirmed that a man has died.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said they are investigating along with the police and that initial enquiries are being made.

The spokesman said: “HSE has been informed and is liaising with the police.”

M K Illumination (UK) Ltd declined to comment at this stage. However the company will be closed today and tomorrow as a mark of respect to their deceased employee.

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Blackburn with Darwen Council’s business boss Cllr Phil Riley said: “It’s very sad to hear about any death in the workplace and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time. It would be inappropriate to comment further until the conclusion of the HSE and police investigation.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting log 0345 of June 14.