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Inquest opened into death of Horham man who died after getting trapped in an agricultural vehicle in Seething

16:42 13 February 2013

Police  sealed off a lane off Upgate Road in Seething on Friday.  Picture: Nick Butcher

Police sealed off a lane off Upgate Road in Seething on Friday. Picture: Nick Butcher

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An inquest into the death of a 34-year-old man who became trapped between the rear wheel and framework of an agricultural vehicle in Norfolk has been opened today.

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Kevin Alderton, a mechanic, died on February 8 at mechanic site in Seething, south east of Norwich.

Mr Alderton, from Horham near Eye, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination was carried out and stated cause of death was traumatic asphyxia as a result of chest injuries.

Norfolk Coroner William Armstrong adjourned the inquest, which was held in Norwich, for a date to be fixed pending the outcome of investigations being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the police.

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