Woman trapped in machinery dies after traumatic head injuries
Written by: Lisa Sheldon -
Partner, Personal Injury
An inquest has heard that a Lithuanian worker died from severe head injuries after apparently being trapped by machinery at a factory.
The 23 year old lady, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene of the incident on 30 April. A post mortem revealed that a traumatic head injury caused her death.
Although there was no early indication as to what precisely had caused the accident, coroner David Morris said: "It is believed she became trapped in the workings of the machine."
Mr Morris added that how long she had worked at the factory was unclear, but she had been there at least a fortnight and had previously worked with the machine.
The inquest was adjourned to enable more inquiries by Cambridgeshire police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The MD of the company, said everyone at the firm had been shocked by the accident. "A machine operator working on our premises, tragically died in a work-related accident. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends."
"The matter is currently under investigation by police and the Health and Safety Executive and we are co-operating fully with them."
"Given that the matter remains under investigation we are not in a position to comment further at this point."
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