Bin man run over and killed by own lorry during early morning rounds
7th December 2018

A bin man was run over and killed by his own dustcart as he and his colleagues collected rubbish during their early morning rounds.

Paul Abbott, 59, was part of a crew collecting rubbish at Priors Field in Northolt, north London on December 4, before a "serious incident" occured.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 7.30am to reports that a bin lorry had been involved in a collision with a person.

Despite efforts from paramedics, Mr Abbott, a father-of-five from Greenwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out on his body to establish the exact cause of his death and an inquest will be opened and adjourned.

It has previously been reported that Mr Abbot died after being struck by the bin lorry, which was being driven by a colleage.

Moments before he died, Mr Abbott reportedly "pushed his colleague out of the way" of the truck’s path, saving his life.

Amey, the company contracted by Ealing Council to carry out environmental and waste services, says it is working with Scotland Yard to establish how Mr Abbott died.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm that one of our employees has died," said James Haluch, managing director of Amey Highways.

"We are unable to provide further details about this incident at present.

“However, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their family, friends and colleagues affected. We are working with the police to establish how this tragic event has taken place."

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