Horham/Seething: Inquest of mechanic Kevin Alderton hears how he was crushed by vehicle

Police carry out their investigations at the business premises in Upgate Road, Seething

Police carry out their investigations at the business premises in Upgate Road, Seething - Credit: Picture: Nick Butcher

AN INQUEST into a mechanic who was crushed by a vehicle he was working on has been opened and adjourned.

Kevin Alderton, 34, of Redlingfield Road, Horham, died on February 8 at a business premises in Upgate Road, Seething, Norfolk.

An initial hearing heard how Mr Alderton had become trapped between the rear wheel and the chassis of the agricultural vehicle.

A post mortem revealed he died from asphyxiation as a result of compression of the chest. The inquest was adjourned pending the outcome of a police investigation but the incident is not being treated as suspicious.