Everton stadium engineer dies in accident
An engineer was killed while working on Everton’s new stadium in Liverpool, an inquest has heard.
Michael Jones, 26, from Kirkby, was operating a scissor ladder when he became caught between it and a beam above him.
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He suffered fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead at Aintree Hospital.
The inquest heard that Mr Jones had been working for ductwork manufacturer and installer Mersey Vent Ltd.
A colleague noticed that Mr Jones’s lift had stopped and climbed on to it to move it forward.
This released Mr Jones, but revealed severe head injuries.
He was lifted to the ground and provided with first aid until an ambulance arrived.
The coroner, Andre Rebello, said the investigation into Mr Jones’s death was “very complex” and would “take some time”.
A pre-inquest review hearing will be held on 29 February 2024.
Mr Jones’s family, who have described him as “popular and generous”, were not at the hearing.
The Health and Safety Executive is also investigating the incident.
In a statement, Everton said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Michael Jones.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this time.”
The new stadium is due to be completed in 2024.