AN INVESTIGATION has been launched amid claims a refuse worker became trapped inside a recycling bin lorry in Gwynedd.

The incident is believed to have taken place near the Caergylchu Recycling Centre on the Cibyn Industrial Estate in Caernarfon on October 7.

A spokesperson for Gwynedd Council said: “We can confirm that the Council is carrying out an investigation following an incident at our recycling transfer works depot at Caernarfon on Monday.

"We confirm that nobody was injured in the incident."

The Health and Safety Executive has been approached for comment on the matter.