Sudden death at Auchindorie Farm

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TAYSIDE Police can confirm that a 29-year-old man who was killed yesterday after being crushed by a tree in woodland near to Auchindorie Farm, Westmuir, by Kirriemuir, Angus, has been formally identified.

He has been named as John Phillips of Balkeerie, Forfar.

Mr Phillips, a woodcutter by trade, had been working when the incident happened at about 1.45 p.m. yesterday (Thursday, March 14).

Police and ambulance staff attended after the alarm was raised by a fellow worker but, tragically, Mr Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene.

Joint enquiries between Tayside Police and the Health and Safety Executive are ongoing and, as with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.