Suffolk Steel Tragedy: Post mortem results released

THE four friends who were killed in a steel tragedy were crushed to death, it has been revealed.

A Home Office post-mortem examination on the four men from Suffolk who died in an industrial accident in Great Yarmouth last week, has concluded they died of asphyxia due to trauma.

Norfolk Police today formally named the men as Adam Taylor, 28 from Rickinghall, Peter Johnson, 41, and brothers Thomas, 26, and Daniel Hazelton, 30, all from Stanton.

The men were killed while working at Claxton Engineering Services Limited in Great Yarmouth on Friday.

An inquest into the deaths will be opened today.


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An investigation by police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the deaths of four men in Great Yarmouth continues.

Senior Investigating officer DCI Neil Luckett from the Joint Major Investigation Team said: “Investigations at the site and elsewhere continue.

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“This will be a lengthy and complex investigation and we do not anticipate issuing any further updates at this time.”

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