Suffolk steel tragedy: Grandmother speaks of family’s devastation

THE GRANDMOTHER of two brothers killed in an horrific industrial accident has spoken of her family’s devastation at their deaths.

Eva Hazelton, of Honeymeade Close, Stanton, is grandmother to two victims of the collapse at Claxton Engineering Services Limited in Great Yarmouth on Friday; Daniel and Tom Hazelton and their surviving brother Matthew, who is a director of Hazegood Construction in Stanton.

She spoke only to voice utter disbelief at what had happened and said the entire family was devastated.

Peter Johnson, 42, also from Stanton and Adam Taylor, 28, from nearby Rickinghall, were also killed in the incident.

All four men had ties to local football clubs.


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On Saturday, both Daniel Hazelton and Adam Tayor were due to take part in Stanton FC’s match against Grundisburgh.

That match was abandoned out of respect to all four killed.

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Joy Mayhew, secretary of Stanton FC, said: “There’s a complete feeling of disbelief. Everybody here is connected with everybody else and all four worked together. There has been a lot of tears.

“It is difficult enough to take it in when one person dies in a car accident. But for all of them to be killed? I just did not believe it.”

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