INQUEST: Man fell through roof and died after all-day vodka binge

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A man hours away from proposing to his girlfriend and meeting his new-born child for the first time died after he fell through the roof of a tyre depot in Grantham.

A man hours away from proposing to his girlfriend and meeting his newborn child for the first time died after he fell through the roof of a tyre depot in Grantham.

An inquest heard how Kacper Jaworski, of Albert Street in Grantham, fell through the roof of ATS Tyres in Elmer Street after binge drinking on vodka and scuffling with a friend.

The accident happened the day before he was due to fly back to Poland where he would attend the christening of his daughter.

The inquest also heard how Mr Jaworski had withdrawn money from Barclays bank in Grantham and asked a friend to lend him cash so he could buy an engagement ring.

Mr Jaworski planned to attend the christening before flying back to the UK with his partner and daughter so they could live together in Grantham.

The inquest heard how Mr Jaworski had turned up unannounced on the morning of Friday, November 25, holding a bottle of vodka at the home of a friend, Michal Lihs, in George Street, Grantham.

The pair and another male - Pawel Giza - then began an all-day drinking binge with numerous trips back and forth to off-licences to get more vodka.

Michal Lihs had been called as a witness but failed to appear at the inquest. It is believed he has returned to Poland so a statement submitted by him was read out instead.

In the statement, Mr Lihs described Mr Jaworski becoming abusive and calling him a “grass” and a “sucker”.

Mr Lihs said he asked Mr Jaworski to follow him outside before slapping him, causing Mr Jaworski to start to cry and apologise.

The men returned indoors but Mr Jaworski soon began taunting Mr Lihs again until Mr Jaworski was ushered out of the back door to prevent Mr Lihs from striking him again.

Once outside it would appear Mr Jaworski went up the fire escape rather than down and ended up on the roof. He then walked on to the roof of ATS Tyres before falling.

In summing up, coroner Stuart Fisher said: “I have thought very carefully about this matter and have formed the view that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death, indeed Mr Jaworski’s death was the result of an accident.

“While in a state of some intoxication he walked on to the asbestos roof of a tyre depot and unfortunately fell through. That, unfortunately, caused fatal injuries.”