Contractor killed after being electrocuted in Marks and Spencer store is named
Sunday 04 November 2012
A contractor who was electrocuted in a shopping centre yesterday has been named as 62-year-old Philip Dodd.
Mr Dodd, from Horley, Surrey, died after suffering an electric shock in a Marks & Spencer store in the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Kent Police said Mr Dodd was found dead in a staff area of the shop where he had been working.
He is a widower and his family have been informed, police said.
Police said they were treating the incident as a "work-related, unexplained death".
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council's health and safety officer is working with police to investigate the incident.
There was no need to evacuate the store and no members of the public were involved or affected by the incident, police said.
The cause of Mr Dodd's death is not yet known and a post-mortem examination is expected to take place later this week.
Police were called just before 3.30pm to the store in Calverley Road where it is believed Mr Dodd suffered an electric shock. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers were called by paramedics from the South East Coast ambulance service who arrived at the scene first. The air ambulance also attended.
A Marks & Spencer spokeswoman said yesterday: "There has been a tragic incident at the store today and our thoughts are with the family concerned.
"We are now concentrating on doing all we can to assist the emergency services with their investigation and as such are unable to comment any further at this stage."
- 1 Reyhaneh Jabbari: Iran due to execute woman for murder of her alleged attempted rapist
- 2 Expert urges cat lovers to own just one animal each
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 5 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
The Aral Sea: Nasa pictures show how what was once the fourth largest lake in the world has become almost completely dry
British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- < Previous
- Next >
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager (Campaigns, Offlin...
£90000 - £135000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Head of Marketing (B2C, Acquisition...
£27000 - £30000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client who are...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Huxley Associates are currentl...