A large police presence remains at the scene of a Brechin industrial accident in which a 32-year-old man was killed.
The man, who has been named locally as Liam Gallon, died at a premises owned by RyBay Corrosion Services on Monday afternoon.
It is understood Mr Gallon, who is engaged with a young son, was killed in an incident in the business’s large shed at the site on East Mill Road.
His family have been informed but his parents were too upset to speak when approached by The Courier at home in Montrose.
The accident happened at around 3pm with multiple emergency services racing to the site, including an air ambulance, but Mr Gallon was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Tuesday afternoon around seven police vehicles remained at the premises and uniformed and plain clothes officers could be seen talking at the door of the shed as inquiries continue.
Workers in neighbouring businesses said they were aware of the incident but most said they were not aware of the circumstances.
One man said: “I just know it was a tragic accident and this young lad has died.
“It’s so sad and my thoughts go to his family at this terrible time.”
Another said: “There has been a lot of police coming and going all day.
“Where the accident happened is at the back of the site so nobody has really been able to see what’s been going on.
“At one point I counted around seven police vehicles had driven round and remained there for some time.”
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware of the incident while RyBay Corrosion Services have been approached for comment.
A spokesman for HSE said: “We have been made aware of the fatality and are currently working with Police Scotland and making enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.”
Meantime numerous tributes have been posted online.
One woman said: “Liam was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed by many. ”
Another said: “So absolutely heartbroken for you all… watched Liam grow from a boy to a man and loving father…thinking about you all at this sad time.”
A third person said: “I am so sorry to hear this extremely sad news. Liam was a lovely boy.”
While the incident was ongoing on Monday, witnesses said they saw at least 15 police vehicles at the industrial site, close to the Matrix factory.
Ambulances and fire crews also attended.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3pm on Monday March 14 police were called to an industrial premises on East Mill Road, Brechin, following reports that a 32-year-old man had been injured within.
“Emergency services attended, however, the man died at the scene.
“His family is aware. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
“Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.”