Workmates tell of shock at crush death

A horrific accident which killed a father of two has left his former workmates ‘shocked and devastated’.

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Father – Kevin Scott

Bosses at Tooles Transport have paid tribute to Kevin Scott, aged 60, of Buttermere Road, Stourport, who died when he was crushed between two lorries.

The accident happened at 5.50pm on December 11 at Tooles Transport, in Rushock Trading Estate, Droitwich, where Mr Scott had worked as a lorry driver for more than three years.

Kirstie Stuart, human resources manager at Tooles, said: “Kevin was a really conscientious employee, and we are shocked and devastated at what happened. Our thoughts are with his two sons, his friends and family.” She said the company was unable to comment about the accident because it was currently under investigation.

Mr Scott managed to free himself from the vehicles but he suffered a cardiac arrest and died almost an hour later.

The Health and Safety Executive confirmed that it was investigating the incident.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor to the scene. Ambulance service spokesman Suzie Fothergill said: “On arrival at the scene, crews found a man who had suffered a serious chest injury.

“Emergency medical treatment was immediately carried out at the scene but unfortunately, despite best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man, and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”

Mr Scott’s death was caused by shock from blood loss following a crush injury to his chest, an inquest in Stourport heard.

The hearing was adjourned to a date to be fixed, awaiting reports to be delivered, including one which is to come from the Health and Safety Executive.