A man has been crushed to death at the Forres Park landfill.
Preliminary reports indicate that just after 9 am AD-8 tractor was at the compacting area of the site when the accident occurred.
Initial investigations suggest that the man, who is yet to be identified, was asleep under a makeshift cover of waste material in the area.
Investigations are continuing into the incident.
SWMCOL is reminding all users of the nation’s landfills to exercise caution while on the premises and to adhere to health and safety guidelines at all times.
Further information on this tragic accident will be released as it becomes available.