A LORRY driver has died after being crushed by tonnes of soybean meal this morning.

The driver, in his 60s, was working for Kelbrook haulage company Reid Atkinson at a warehouse in Liverpool, when around eight tonnes of soya grain collapsed on top of him.

Soybean meal is used in pre-packaged meals as well in animal feeds.

The man was picking up a soybean meal delivery from Cargills Ltd in Liverpool’s Bootle docklands when the incident happened.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed of the incident. A spokesman said: “An investigation is underway and is being dealt with by the HSE.”

Reid Atkinson was unavailable for comment.