Kevin Wright: Widnes carpet crush death 'accidental'

Kevin Wright Image copyright Collect
Image caption Kevin Wright begged a workmate for help when a carpet bale fell on him

A man who was crushed at a recycling plant by a falling bale of carpet was killed accidentally, an inquest concluded.

Kevin Wright died after he became trapped at Fresco Environmental Ltd in Widnes, Cheshire, on 1 March, 2016.

The jury at Warrington Coroner's Court said "systems of storage" at the depot "contributed" to the 27-year-old's death.

The company declined to comment on the inquest's findings.

Workmate Stephen Maloney had earlier told the hearing he had heard a loud bang.

He described how his colleague was "holding onto my leg saying 'help me mate, help me'."

"I just tried to keep him stable I just tried to keep him going," he added.

The jury reached an accidental conclusion on Mr Wright's death.

It added: "It is more likely than not that the systems of storage and the movement of carpet bales contributed to the death."

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said its investigation into Mr Wright's death was ongoing.

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites