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Jason Griffin recycle plant death was 'accident'

The death of a worker injured by machinery blades at a recycling plant in Hertfordshire was an accident, an inquest has recorded.

Jason Griffin, 31, suffered "multiple traumatic injuries" in Radlett on 14 December 2011.

The James Environmental Management worker was on his own when he was injured in the polystyrene compressor.

A jury at Hatfield Coroner's Court was told he should not have been inside the £30,000 machine which killed him.

Injured legs

The inquest heard that Mr Griffin, of The Wades, in Hatfield, had been given a safety warning beforehand.

His colleague, Michael Attwood, who had seen him inside an identical machine the day before, had warned him not to get inside to fix a blockage.

Mr Griffin died of serious injuries to his lower legs.

A jury recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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