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Charges still possible after death

Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019 ( #906 ) - Liverpool, United Kingdom
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The accident scene
Police are investigating the death of a veteran forklift truck driver whose machinery toppled over on a Wavertree building yard and killed him.

A preliminary inquest hearing into the death of 62-year-old Robert Ambrose was heard before coroner Anita Bhardwaj this week.

The worker suffered shocking injuries in the horror accident at Chestnut Building Centres on Picton Road in Wavertree last November.

Ambrose suffered fractured ribs and sternum and was taken to Fazakerley Hospital, where he died about a week later.

Ambrose had worked at the business for 40 years.

The inquest heard how Merseyside Police still hold "primacy" for the probe, which has also been handled by Liverpool Council's environmental health team.

Because the case remains with police, it could still be criminally prosecuted.

The employer was designated as an "interested person" by Coroner Bhardwaj.

Correspondence will be sent to the construction firm's managing directors to "make sure they are fully aware of proceedings".

The next coroner's court hearing will be at the start of April.
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