English farmer died in Italy after tractor rolled on to him, inquest hears

Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

An English man was killed when a tractor rolled on to him at his property in Italy, an inquest has heard.

Richard Von Roretz, 67, died of multiple injuries after the incident in Localita Lo Spicchio, Celle Di Puccini, on July 6.

In an inquest hearing at Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich, Norfolk's senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said: 'Mr Von Roretz was at his property tending to some overgrowth when the tractor he was driving overturned.

'Emergency services were called and Mr Von Roretz was pronounced dead at the scene.'

The preliminary medical cause of death was given as 'poly trauma due to tractor rollover'.


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The hearing was adjourned for a full inquest at the same venue on August 24.

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