Inquests open into deaths of retired forkift driver from Attleborough and Wisbech factory worker

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

An inquest has opened into the death of a retired forklift driver from Attleborough.

Reginald Brand, 94, of Birch Drive, died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on September 12 this year, after being taken ill.

At the opening of his inquest in Norwich on Monday, his medical cause of death was given as organising pneumonia, aspergillus phenomena, asbestosis and old age.

A full inquest is due to take place on January 17, 2018.

An inquest also opened into the death of 53-year-old Vilnis Vadmalins, who lived at John F Kennedy Court in Wisbech.


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The factory worker was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) after feeling unwell.

He later suffered a cardiac arrest and died on October 1.

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His medical cause of death was given as acute alcohol-induced pancreatitis.

A full inquest will take place on February 22, 2018 at King's Lynn Magistrates' Court.

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