Tragedy hits Dungannon based Linden Foods

Tragedy hits Dungannon based Linden Foods

Tributes have been paid to a young father who died tragically following an incident at food processing plant Linden Foods in the Granville industrial estate near Dungannon.

The accident happened around 8am on Thursday 5th August, with an emergency crew and officers immediately dispatched by the Ambulance Service.

The Health and Safety Executive and police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

Linden Foods said its thoughts were “with the family, friends and workmates” of the man, named as Allister Kelly a 35 year old married father of one.

Fully co-operating

“Safety is a priority at Linden Foods and we are investigating the circumstances of the tragic accident and fully co-operating with the relevant authorities,” it added.

“We will be providing full support to those colleagues impacted by this tragic incident.”

He was a maintenance worker at processing plant where the incident took place, and also lived in the area.

Around 600 odd workers are employed at Linden Foods, a tight-knit community thrown into shock.

Linden Foods processes and manufactures beef, lamb, pork and chicken for branded and own label products.

NR extends condolences to the family and staff at Linden Foods.

Allister Kelly