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.
The widow of a farm worker killed when he was submerged in slurry has called for more to be done to improve safety in agriculture.
An inquest jury has been hearing details of how two men died in a slurry pit.
The inquest is due to open today into the deaths of two men who died after being trapped in a slurry pit at a farm in south Essex.