A LIGHTING company has confirmed it is cooperating with police and the health and safety executive over an investigation into the death of one of its employees.

The investigation was launched following the man’s death at MK Illumination (UK) Ltd, based on the Witton Business Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, on Friday.

A company spokesman said: “On Friday, June 14, 2019 an employee of the MK Illumination (UK) Ltd was involved in a workplace accident that resulted in the loss of his life. The accident happened at 9.40am at the MK Illumination premises in Blackburn. No one else was injured as a result of the incident.

“MK Illumination is currently cooperating fully with investigations being undertaken by the police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

“The company was closed on both Monday and Tuesday as a mark of respect for our deceased team member.”

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