Concrete stair death inquest

The inquest into the death of 37-year-old Martin McGlasson who was crushed by a three ton concrete staircase has been held in Cleator Moor.

Inquest finds concrete staircase death was "accidental"

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

McGlasson's death.

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Inquest into the death of a man crushed to death by concrete stairs begins

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.

Inquest begins into death of man crushed by concrete stair case

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.

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