Inquests hears police investigation into death of man at skip hire firm is complete

James Criddle, who died in an industrial incident in Besthorpe. Picture courtesy of Kevin Coppleston

James Criddle, who died in an industrial incident in Besthorpe. Picture courtesy of Kevin Copplestone. - Credit: Kevin Copplestone

Police enquiries into the death of a man working at a Besthorpe skip hire firm have been completed, Norfolk Coroner's Court heard today at an inquest review.

James Criddle, 29, a father from Watton, died on May 15, 2017 in an incident while working at Baldwin Skip Hire.

The East of England Ambulance Service was called to the village premises at 1.05pm after reports that a man had suffered traumatic injuries.

The inquest was originally opened on July 19, 2017, but due to police investigations a full inquest has not yet been held.

Another paper review will be held at Carrow House on September 10, 2018.


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Area coroner Yvonne Blake said police held a case conference with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in December, that they have completed further enquiries, and it is now with the Crown Prosection Service (CPS) for a final decision regarding prosecution.

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