Dunstable Man Crushed By Vehicle At Leisure Park In Watford
The family of a man from Dunstable who died after he was dragged underneath a lorry in the course of his work three years ago hope that an upcoming inquest will provide important answers in relation to his death.
Peter Coleman died aged 54 on 11 October, 2014, after he became trapped underneath a refuse lorry which started to roll while he operated its tipper at Woodside Leisure Park in Watford. The lorry subsequently caught fire.
A jury inquest into the death of the father-of-two, who worked for waste management firm F & R Cawley Limited, is now due to take place at the Old Courthouse in Hatfield on 4 October, 2017, and is listed to run for two days.
Following Peter’s death, his family instructed specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death and whether anything could have been done to prevent the incident.
Sofie Toft, Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell’s London office, is representing the family.
Expert OpinionThis is a tragic case in which a much-loved husband, father and grandfather lost his life in the course of his work.
“Peter’s family have many questions regarding the incident and actions which led to his death and we are hopeful that the upcoming inquest will provide some key answers regarding what happened on that day.” Sofie Toft - Senior Associate Solicitor
Bev Coleman, Peter’s wife added: “My husband was a hard-working family man and all of us miss him so much.
“We have a huge number of questions regarding the events that led to his death, and three years on from the incident we are desperate to finally get answers regarding to what happened.
“I would like to thank the brave members of the public and all the emergency services who tried to rescue Pete. While nothing can change what happened to Peter, we are at least hopeful that lessons might be learned that will ensure no other families face the ordeal that we have.”
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