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Kyle Colcomb: Worker who died at recycling plant named locally

Kyle Colcomb: Worker who died at recycling plant named locally

Image subtitle, A contractor has died at Atlantic Recycling, Cardiff, following an incident on Monday afternoon

  • Author, Oliver Slow
  • Paper, BBC News

A worker who died at a recycling site in south Wales has been named locally as Kyle Colcomb.

Mr Colcomb was described by colleagues as “an absolute gentleman” and “totally irreplaceable”.

Emergency crews were called to the Atlantic Recycling plant in Rumney, Cardiff, on Monday at 12.45pm BST, South Wales Police said, with one man dying from his injuries.

The company’s parent company, Dauson Environmental Group, said the incident involved a “contractor performing maintenance” at the site.

AM&B Hydraulics said it was “absolutely devastated” by Mr Colcomb’s death, saying it had been an “absolute pleasure to work with him”.

UKFF Solutions described Mr Colcomb on Instagram as “a fantastic man who had an incredible work ethic and proved time and time again what a hard-working man he was”.

Dauson said in a statement Monday that he was “continuing to support emergency services and regulators with their ongoing investigations at this time.”

In recent months, the company has been in the media spotlight over a £200,000 donation made to Welsh Labour leadership candidate Vaughan Gething, which became controversial when it emerged that the company’s director, David John Neal, was prosecuted for environmental crimes in 2013 and 2017.

An HSE investigation into the incident found that an inadequate risk assessment had been carried out.

Atlantic Recycling released a statement saying it “unconditionally apologizes to Mr. Bilton’s family and friends.”