Factory tragedy man is named

A 61-YEAR-OLD man killed in an industrial accident in Ipswich can be named today.

A 61-YEAR-OLD man killed in an industrial accident in Ipswich can be named today.

An inquest into the death of factory worker Terrence Gardiner, who became trapped in a machine at a pet food manufacturer in Copdock, has been opened and adjourned until a later date.

Mr Gardiner was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the morning of May 19, after his head became trapped in a machine at HG Gladwell & Sons, in Old London Road.

Suffolk police and the East of England Ambulance Service were called to the premises shortly after 7.15am, after factory owner Mark Gladwell raised the alarm.

The events leading up to Mr Gardiner's death have not yet been made public.

However, a joint investigation between Suffolk Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is ongoing.

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A post mortem carried out 24 hours after the accident determined that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

A police spokesman said: “This is a joint investigation between police and the Health and Safety Executive.”

A spokesman for the HSE added: “The police are leading with this investigation and the HSE is assisting with the investigation.”

Did you know Terrence Gardiner? Would you like to pay tribute to him? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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