The inquests into the deaths of two men killed on a farm in Essex have returned verdicts of accidental death.
27-year-old Craig Whipps, from Denton in South Norfolk, became submerged in slurry from a tank while working at Albyns Farm in Stapleford Tawney on the 15th of July 2011. His colleague Paul Gray was overcome by fumes as he tried to help him.
Jurors at Chelmsford Crown Court heard how the farm's owner had tried but been unable to save the two men. Post mortem examinations revealed that they died of immersion.
An inquest's been hearing about a farmer's desperate attempts to save two men from a torrent of slurry on his farm in Essex.
Craig Whipps died while emptying a tank containing the liquid manure at Albyns Farm in Stapleford Tawney in July 2011. His colleague Paul Gray was overcome by fumes as he tried to help him.
Serena Sandhu reports...