Criminal investigation launched into death of Telford factory worker
A criminal investigation has been launched into the death of a Shropshire factory worker who died days after becoming trapped in machinery.
The inquest into the death of Steven Roy Westbrook was adjourned at Shirehall, in Shrewsbury, on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for West Mercia Police has confirmed that a criminal investigation has been launched into the incident.
The 47-year-old GKN Wheels and Structures worker was injured when he became trapped in a large pressing machine used to make automotive parts at the site in Hadley, Telford.
It happened while he was working a night shift at about 10pm on December 13 last year.
Mr Westbrook, a technician from Wellington, was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where he died five days later.
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Senior Coroner John Ellery adjourned the hearing due to ongoing inquiries which are being supported by the Health and Safety Executive.
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