Investigation after worker dies in late-night incident

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was notified last month following a fatal incident at a Yorkshire textile mill.

Emergency services were call to I.F.G. Drake, in Golcar, following reports that a member of staff working a night shift had been dragged into machinery and crushed.

Paramedics rushed to the premises, but it was confirmed that 51-year-old Javeed Ghaffar had died at the scene in the early hours of the morning.

West Yorkshire Police were called to investigate what was described as a “work-related death” and officials from the HSE also arrived to assess the scene.

A spokesman for the firm said they were “fully co-operative with all the authorities.”

I.F.G Drake is one of Europe’s leading independent manufacturers of polypropylene fibres and yarns and has been in operation for more than 100 years.

If you need advice on any aspect of health and safety legislation, please contact Hethertons’ head of employment Jo Yeates.

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