Breaking: Tragedy at Pyranha Kayaks as Staff Member KilledFriday, 24 December 2010
This is not news you want to wake up to reading, let alone just before Christmas.
Alan Catterall, a 51 year-old staff member at Pyranha Mouldings died yesterday (December 23) who was thought to have been cleaning out the giant oven used for moulding whitewater kayaks.
There are not a lot of details at this time and the local Cheshire police are investigating the incident to find out what happened.
I wanted to pass along my condolences to the family and can’t imagine what they are going through at this time. My thoughts are also with the employees of Pyranha Mouldings as it a terrible accident.
Pyranaha Mouldings is the parent company of Pyranha Kayaks as well as Venture Canoes & Kayaks and P&K Kayaks.
More info: bbc.co.uk and liverpoolecho.co.uk
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