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Five Workers Killed at U.K. Recycling Plant

Five men died last week after a "large concrete structure containing metal" collapsed at the Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant near Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

The Independent has the report:

Paramedics tried to free the men, including one who had suffered a heart attack. But West Midlands Police pronounced all five victims dead at the scene of the industrial accident in the Nechells area of the city.

A sixth man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. The victims have yet to be identified.

Police said an investigation into what happened was under way and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had been notified.

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