Investigation is under way into death at Build Center warehouse

A worker in Derby was killed yesterday when a sheet of glass fell on him in a building supplies warehouse.

The man was working at the Build Center warehouse at the company's Glass Center branch.

It is not yet known how the incident occurred. Health and Safety officials are now carrying out inquiries at the building to discover the cause.

A statement from The Build Center said: "We can confirm there was a fatal accident involving an employee at our Glass Center branch in Derby on Tuesday.

"We are extremely shocked and saddened by this tragic incident, and our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the employee's family. We are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities with their investigations into this tragic incident."

It went on to add that it is understood there have been no prior fatalities at the company: "The safety of our employees is paramount to Build Center and we have had an excellent track record in this area. We are also conducting our own thorough investigation into what is believed to be the company's first workplace fatality."