Norfolk man crushed in garden shed collapse

A man was crushed to death in Norfolk when a garden shed collapsed on him, an inquest has heard.

Austin Mitchell, 74, of East View Crescent, Whissonsett, near Fakenham, was helping a neighbour dismantle the shed when it collapsed on Monday, Norfolk Coroner's Court heard.

Coroner William Armstrong said Mr Mitchell was found under the debris and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The inquest was adjourned for a full hearing in due course.

A preliminary post-mortem examination found Mr Mitchell died of asphyxia and upper body compression, Mr Armstrong said.

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