“There has been a serious incident which has resulted in the death of one of Amey's employees. The council extends its deepest sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues.
“Collection crews are being informed and sent home. Services that are impacted will be resumed Saturday and we ask for patience and understanding from residents affected during this difficult time.”
James Haluch, managing director of Amey Highways said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that one of our employees has died this morning. We are unable to provide further details about this incident at present. However, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their family, friends and colleagues affected. We are working with the police to establish how this tragic event has taken place.
“We have ceased collections for the rest of today to support our employees following this news.”