Car ramp collapses killing man while working underneath

Post-mortem to establish the exact cause of death as part of Health and Safety Executive investigation

Car ramp collapses killing man while working underneath
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A man has died after a car ramp collapsed as he worked on a vehicle in a garage, Wales Online has reported.

An inquest has been opened into the death of John Anthony Steven Rees, 54, in Swansea, on July 18.

A post-mortem examination will now be held to establish the exact cause of Mr Rees’ death, whose death is being investigated by the police and Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Emergency services were called to the scene when Mr Rees died after the ramp apparently collapsed as he worked on a car.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: “We were called to a sudden death at about 6.20am on July 18 in Penclawdd.

“Inquiries are ongoing into the incident in consultation with the HSE.”

An HSE spokesman confirmed they are aware of the incident and were investigating with the help of South Wales Police.

The inquest was adjourned until January 23.

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    Andrew MacCredie
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    RIP Techie.

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    N Holdsworth
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    RIP fellow technician

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    RON GILDER
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    Sad news, R.I.P.

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    Steve Pilmoor
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    very sad, RIP and best wishes to the family

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    Ken Ashton
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    I’m sure further information on the nature of the fault will be welcome in the trade . thoughts are with family and work-mates

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    Philip Dunmore
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    As above, thoughts with family and colleagues.
    Why is the inquest adjourned for so long? Everyone will want to know why this happened. Was the lift faulty, if so make model and exact nature of failure?
    The guy must have been experienced, was an unusual situation the cause.
    This information could be important to others.

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    Eddie Bamber
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    R.I.P fellow mechanic. I’ve seen the leg of a four poster collapse during an m.o.t test. Fortunately, the tester was able to run the other way as the car fell off. I hope the results of the inquiry are reported on here in case we need to learn any lessons.

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    Chris Smart
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    Have to say, my MOT ramp with shaker plates has to be checked on a regular basis, as the post bolts have a tendency to work loose if i’ve been doing alot of Class 7 or large motorhomes, Please keep an eye on them and stay safe !!.

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