Man charged after teenager’s death

Denholm MacNamee in Inverurie
Denholm MacNamee in Inverurie

17-year-old involved in industrial incident on final day of summer placement

Michael McLean, 17, was found unconscious at Denholm MacNamee in Inverurie’s business park on August 14, 2015.

His father, Mark, a first aider who also worked at the oil services firm, was called to help after his son was found on the floor of the premises and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

He kept the youngster’s heart beating for around 10 minutes before paramedics arrived on scene to rush him to hospital.

Michael, from Kincorth in Aberdeen, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he later died.

His parents had maintained a bedside vigil in the hope his condition would improve but sadly his life support was turned off.

Scans revealed Michael had virtually no brain activity and severe damage to his spine.

Michael had been on the final day of a summer placement at the time and had been due to return to school to begin sixth year.

Police Scotland have confirmed the announcement and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police Scotland had launched an investigation in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident.