A man has died after falling through a warehouse roof at a Speyside distillery.
The Caledonia Property Maintenance employee was carrying out work on one of Parkmore Distillery’s whisky maturing warehouses, when he fell through the ceiling.
Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the death of the man after they were called to the distillery around 11.40am yesterday morning.
A Police spokeswoman said: “There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and inquiries are on-going to find out the full set of circumstances surrounding the death.”
The dunnage warehouse buildings are between 40 and 50-years-old and are asbestos-proof.
A spokesman for The Edrington Group said: “We can confirm that there was a serious incident at the Parkmore warehouses near Dufftown yesterday morning in which a building contractor died.
“The man has not yet been named by police. “Emergency services were called immediately, but the man died at the scene. No one else was hurt.
“We are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident and our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the man’s family.
“The safety of our employees and the contractors who work with us is paramount to Edrington and we are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities as they continue their investigations.”