Tyre explosion death ‘accidental’, concludes inquest jury

ERJ staff report (BC)

Tunbridge Wells, UK – The jury at an inquest of a 21-year-old man who died at work when a tire exploded has concluded he had a lack of training, reports BBC Radio Kent.

Matthew Hoare, of Chartham, Kent, died in January 2006 while working for Watling Tyres in Canterbury.

He had been sent to fix a puncture on an earth mover in Sandwich when the incident happened.

The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. The UK Health and Safety Executive may take further action.

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