A HALESOWEN firm has said its "hearts go out to" the family and friends of one of its workers who died after a "tragic incident."

A man died after sustaining injuries at Somers Forge off Prospect Road on Friday (December 8) around 7pm.

He was taken to the QE hospital, but nothing could be done to save him.

The manufacturing firm issued a statement today (Tuesday December 12) speaking of its sadness and said it takes the "safety and welfare of our colleagues very seriously."

It said it is co-operating with the authorities investigating the incident.

The statement reads: "On the evening of Friday 8th December one of our employees tragically lost his life whilst at work at Somers Forge.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of our late colleague - our hearts go out to them.

"We make no further comment at this stage other than to say that we take our responsibilities for the safety and welfare of our colleagues very seriously and are cooperating fully with the authorities as they carry out their enquiries into this tragic incident."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and multiple other teams, arriving at the scene in seven minutes.

A spokesperson said: "On arrival, crews found a man in a critical condition and immediately began administering advanced life support and advanced trauma care.

"He was conveyed on blue lights in a life-threatening condition with life-changing injuries to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment."

Officers from West Midlands Police are working to establish what happened and the Health and Safety Executive is "making enquiries."

A police force spokesperson said: "We were called after a man sustained serious injuries at an industrial unit off Prospect Road, Halesowen.

"The man who was working at the site was taken to hospital but sadly died.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this devastating time.

"Enquiries to establish the circumstances are ongoing and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed."

A HSE spokesperson said: “We are aware of the incident and are making enquiries.”