Hinstock warehouse collapse: Investigations ongoing after man buried under cheese

Investigations are ongoing in to what caused the collapse in a Shropshire warehouse where a man was trapped under hundreds of blocks of cheese for nine hours.

Hinstock warehouse collapse: Investigations ongoing after man buried under cheese

The collapse happened at Edwards Transport, in Hinstock near Market Drayton, in May where racking inside the building fell, trapping Tomasz Wiszniewski.

Mr Wiszniewski spent nine hours buried in his fork lift truck under about four metres of 20kg blocks of cheese.

Shropshire Council have today said a full health and safety investigation is ongoing, and that they have disposed of the cheese.

Work to get rid of the cheese began on September 12 via anaerobic digestion, which is a process that turns it into gas.

Mal Price, Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for planning, housing, regulatory services and environment, said: "Following the racking collapse, a lot of complex work has needed to be carried out by our regulatory services officers.

"Most important in cases like this is protecting the health and safety of consumers, and the work our officers have done to ensure that is the case has been exemplary.

"We are still in the process of conducting a full health and safety investigation."

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