Unite the Union

Unite the Union

November 12, 2007 07:08 ET

Unite comment on members death at paper mill

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2007) - Unite offers its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Christopher Massey who was tragically killed at Kimberley Clark Tissue Mill in Barrow-in-Furness at 5.30am on Thursday 8th November.

Unite will be offering support and legal assistance to Christopher's family.

The circumstances of the accident are now being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. When sufficient information is available, over the next few days, the union will seek an agreed statement with the company to be issued to advise the rest of the paper industry how it might avoid a similar accident occurring elsewhere. The statement should identify possible preventive action without attributing blame in any way.

Unite is already involved in discussions with the company, and is negotiating to support the workforce and the company in any way possible in trying to recover from this terrible event. Local Unite officials are working with the company to this end.

Contact Information

  • Unite Health & Safety Officer
    Bus Hudspith
    07881 588917
    Unite Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224761