A MAN has died after being crushed by machinery in an “industrial accident” at a Scottish business park.

Police were called to Tradstocks stone suppliers in West Calder on Friday morning after a 39-year-old was involved in the serious incident.

The National was told that the fire service was called in to remove the "heavy machinery" which killed the man, while other staff were sent home “in shock”.

A spokesperson for Tradstocks, which is based out of Five Sisters Business Park in West Lothian, said they had been “deeply shocked and saddened by the death of a valued team member while at work on Friday March 17”.

They went on: “Our immediate thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time.

“While the emergency services and [Health and Safety Executive] HSE carry out necessary investigations into how and why this tragic accident occurred, as a mark of respect, and while everyone comes to terms with this tragedy, our Westwood site will remain closed until further notice.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.10am on Friday, March 17, 2023, we received a report of an industrial accident at Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder.

“Emergency services attended but a 39-year-old man died at the scene. His next of kin have been made aware.

“The Health and Safety Executive have been made aware and enquiries are ongoing.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were called to assist an emergency service partner at an industrial estate in West Calder, West Lothian at 9.19am on Friday, 17 March.

"Operations Control mobilised two appliances and special resources.

"Crews left the scene at 12.07pm after ensuring the area was made safe."