Home   News   Article

Inquest into death of Vacu-Lug employee starts




Steve Woollas
Steve Woollas

The inquest into the death of Vacu-Lug employee Stephen Woollas last year opened this morning in Grantham.

Mr Woollas died on July 30 at the Grantham tyre company while driving a fork lift truck.

A jury was sworn in this morning at Grantham Magistrates Court. The inquest was told that a post mortem revealed Mr Woollas died of injuries consistent with a severe crush injury to the chest.

Mark Shepherd, a witness at the inquest, said he was team leader at the time of the accident. He said he remembered hearing a ‘loud noise’ and ran down to where it cam from. He saw that Mr Woollas’ truck had tipped over on top of him,

Another fork lift truck was used to lift Mr Woollas’ vehicle off him. An ambulance and ambucopter arived at the scene but the inquest heard Mr Woollas died at the scene.

The inquest is expected to last two or three days and continues this afternoon.



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More