Closure for city family as inquest into death is heard

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE Family of a Caherdavin man who died in a workplace accident at the Mr Binman recycling facility at Luddenmore, Grange, say they have received closure following the conclusion of an inquest into his death.

THE Family of a Caherdavin man who died in a workplace accident at the Mr Binman recycling facility at Luddenmore, Grange, say they have received closure following the conclusion of an inquest into his death.

John Joseph Wright, 64, died after he was hit by a truck while working at the facility on March 21, 2008.

A native of Glenmore, the father of four had worked with Mr Binman as a truck driver for more than 12 years prior to his death.

Earlier this year Mr Binman was fined €40,000 at Limerick Circuit Court after it pleaded guilty to breaches of health and safety regulations.

A civil case taken against the company by Mr Wright’s family has also been settled.

At an inquest, pathologist, Dr Vourneen Healy, said she conducted a post mortem examination on Mr Wright’s body on the date of the accident.

She said she found a number of abrasions on his body and legs and she said there were also several bruises.

Dr Healy told the coroner, Dr Timothy Casey, that Mr Wright had died as a result of cardio respiratory failure as a result of shock and crush injuries.

The jury of three men and three women returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

Following the conclusion of the inquest, solicitor Pat Barriscale, said Mr Wright’s family were glad the inquest had concluded.

“They are relived that all matters have now finished and this (the conclusion of the inquest) well help certainly and they have now received closure on all aspects,” he said.