Binman killed as his personal lorry hits him within the grounds of Princess Anne’s posh £13,000-a-term faculty

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A BINMAN was crushed to demise by his lorry at a £13,000-a time period all-girls boarding faculty as soon as attended by Princess Anne.

The employee was killed when the truck hit him within the grounds of Benenden Faculty, close to Cranbrook, Kent on Wednesday morning’s spherical.

Benenden Faculty

A binman was crushed to demise by his lorry on the grounds of £13,000-a-term Benenden Faculty, in Kent[/caption]

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Princess Anne is among the many boarding faculty’s former pupils[/caption]

Heroic faculty employees rushed to assist and tried to provide him first assist after it’s understood he was trapped between the lorry and a wall.

Paramedics raced to the scene, however he was declared lifeless after police have been known as at 8.20am.

It’s understood the lorry immediately rolled again. The driving force is believed to have tried to cease the truck, however couldn’t.

The Princess Royal, 70, Prince Andrew’s ex Girl Victoria Hervey, 44, Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, 50, and TV presenter Amanda de Cadenet, 48, are amongst former college students at Benenden, considered one of Britain’s prime boarding faculties.


A employee on the faculty advised The Solar: “I feel there was an issue with the lorry’s handbrake.

“The lorry rolled again. It killed him. My colleague advised me. He was there, he noticed all of the police there. 

“It’s an enormous faculty. It’s actually posh. It was close to the college subsequent to the bins.

“I used to be advised the handbrake wasn’t on correctly and he was behind the lorry. “It’s horrible. Particularly this time of the yr. He wasn’t an previous bloke, he was only a younger fella.”

Nobody else was injured within the incident and it’s understood youngsters on the faculty didn’t witness the deadly accident.


The person who died, who has not but been recognized, was employed by a contractor on behalf of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Neighbours residing close by spoke of their shock.

Pensioner, Mariel Davies, 74, stated: “There was an terrible lot of noise yesterday morning. I heard what appeared like eight or 9 ambulances, numerous sirens.

“It’s horrible, completely terrible. I might presume the doorway reverse my home is the place the dustbins go in because it’s the again of the college.”

Gillian Web page, 68, who lives adjoining to the college, stated: “There have been three yellow vans which stated rescue on them. I suppose they have been ambulances now.

“There was police going throughout the doorway they usually put an officer on the gate. Nobody might come by the again entrance of the college in any respect.

“It’s actually unhappy. It’s terrible.”

Benenden Faculty

The college is ready in round 240 acres of parkland[/caption]

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Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz additionally attended the all-girls faculty[/caption]

Benenden, based in 1923, is ready in 240 acres of rolling parkland at Hemsted Park.

Round 550 women aged 11-18 presently attend the college, the place boarding charges price £13,124 per time period and day boarding £9,850 per time period.

A Well being and Security Govt investigation is underway to ascertain what brought on Wednesday’s accident.

A Benenden Faculty spokesman stated: “We will affirm that there was a severe accident yesterday morning involving a refuse assortment automobile which, tragically, resulted within the demise of a refuse employee working for a contractor on behalf of the council. 

“No one else was injured on this incident and no pupils or employees have been concerned.


“A number of members of Faculty employees have been instantly on the scene and did every thing they might to assist the person earlier than the emergency providers arrived.

“The ideas of all of us right here at Benenden are with the household of this man after this horrible incident.”

A Kent Police spokesman stated: “It’s reported {that a} refuse assortment automobile had collided with a refuse employee, employed by the native authority.

“Officers and ambulance crews attended and the person was declared deceased on the scene. His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable.”

An HSE spokesman stated: “HSE are conscious of the incident and are helping the Police with their enquiries.”

Director of Change and Communities on the council Paul Taylor stated: “Our ideas and sympathies exit to his household, associates and workmates.

“We’re offering assist to these affected by this tragic incident.”

Javier Peiro, managing director at waste contractors Urbaser Ltd, stated they have been “deeply saddened” by the crew member’s demise.

He stated: “Our ideas are with the crew member’s household and associates at this troublesome time. “

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Girl Victoria Hervey additionally attended the all-girls faculty[/caption]

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