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Truck driver killed in Storm Dudley after being blown away by HGV in horror gales

A LORRY driver has been killed after blowing up an HGV during horror gala dinners as Hurricane Dudley ravaged the country.

The man, in his 60s, jumped out of the double-decker carriage at Marston Green near Solihull, West Mids, at around 9 p.m. last night.

The truck driver plunged about 12 feet from the HGV to his death after being blown away by violent winds

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The truck driver plunged about 12 feet from the HGV to his death after being blown away by violent windsCredit: SnapperSK
The man is said to have been trying to unload heavy cargo when he lost his balance

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The man is said to have been trying to unload heavy cargo when he lost his balanceCredit: SnapperSK

He is said to have lost his balance while trying to load and unload heavy cargo such as Deadly 100mph winds sweep across UK.

The unnamed victim is believed to have fallen about 12 meters from the truck.

Emergency services rushed to the scene while paramedics desperately tried to revive him, but he sadly died.

Police today described the tragedy as an “industrial accident”, which involved two ambulances, a paramedic, a trauma doctor and a Hazardous Area Response Team paramedic. deployed.

It is understood that aggressive gales are likely to be considered an important factor in the investigation.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “A man in his 60s was assisted by paramedics at the scene, but sadly died a short time later.

“The Health and Safety Executive has been notified and it is believed to be an industrial accident.

“Our thoughts remain with the man’s family and friends.”

The Health and Safety Executive added that it will also “carry out investigations alongside the police”.

The company the man worked for has not been named.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival we found a male patient in a critical condition.

“Ambulance staff immediately started taking life-saving measures but sadly, despite their best efforts, there was clearly nothing they could do to save him and him. was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Thousands of Britons in the north were left without power as Cyclone Dudley tore through, while the Midlands were ravaged by gusts of 40 mph.

And severe weather will continue throughout the week, like Typhoon Eunice is set to cause further chaos.

Forecasters predict gales this weekend could be even stronger on Burns Night 1990, when speeds hit 107mph.

The Met Office has now issued its highest level of alert for Cyclone Eunice, warning that there could be “danger to life” due to extreme winds.

The red weather warning covers the Devon and Cornwall coasts as well as the south Wales coast and will be in effect from 7am on Friday.

It warned of “life-threatening flying debris” and “damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines down.”

Yellow and amber weather warnings remain in place for most of the UK.

Hurricane Dudely wreaked havoc across the country

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Hurricane Dudely wreaked havoc across the countryCredit: Ryan Jenkinson / Story Picture Agency
A man defied the waves in Brighton

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A man defied the waves in BrightonCredit: Getty

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Bobby Allyn

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