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An inquest jury has concluded that the death of a west Cumbrian man, crushed by a concrete staircase he was working on, was accidental.
Martin McGlasson suffered multiple injuries at ACP Concrete in Workington - a subsidiary of Thomas Armstrong - in September 2011.
Health and Safety investigators believe a piece of debris on the factory floor may have contributed to destabilising the three tonne staircase, causing it to fall.
The jury took 45 minutes to reach a unanimous verdict of accidental death.
Assistant Cornoner Robert Chapman has said he will write to the British Pre-Caste Concrete Federation asking them to alert manufacturers to the circumstances of Martin
The inquest into the death of a man crushed by a concrete staircase he was working on, has heard that in 23 years, nothing like that had ever happened before.
Martin McGlasson suffered multiple injuries at ACP Concrete in Workington in 2011. The hearing in Cleator Moor continues.
Workers at a West Cumbrian factory where a man was crushed to death by a 3 tonne concrete staircase have been giving evidence at his inquest.
Martin McGlasson died in 2011 at ACP Concrete in Workington.
Colleagues described him as a 'brilliant' worker, liked by everyone. Kim Inglis reports from the inquest at Cleator Moor.
Co-workers of 37-year-old Martin McGlasson are expected to give evidence at his inquest in Cleator Moor today.
Mr McGlasson died after a concrete staircase fell on him at ACP Concrete in Workington in 2011.
An investigator for the Health and Safety Executive says the death of a Cumbrian man crushed by a three tonne concrete staircase would have been quick.
37-year-old Martin McGlasson was working at ACP Concrete in Workington in September 2011.
The jury at the inquest in Cleator Moor were told another serious incident happened on the same morning that Mr McGlasson died from multiple injuries.
Kim Inglis reports.
The inquest into the death of a west Cumbrian man crushed by a three ton concrete staircase has begun in Cleator Moor.
37-year-old Martin McGlasson died from multiple injuries while working on the staircase at ACP Concrete in Workington.
The jury was told that 20 minutes before the fatal incident in 2011, another worker had narrowly avoided having his legs crushed when a smaller staircase fell and trapped him.