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Emergency services were called to a garage in Manor Royal, Crawley recently, after a worker said to be in his 50's was crushed between two vehicles.

The Health and Safety Executive is conducting an investigation, together with Sussex police, to try and establish the facts of the incident.


On 9th June, the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was called to the premises of W & H Motors, where a man had suffered chest injuries after being trapped between two vehicles. Although the worker had been taken by air ambulance to St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, he later died of his injuries.

W & H Motors Ltd was established in 1971, with a workshop which provides inspections, maintenance, servicing and repairs for commercial vehicles. The chief executive of Manor Royal Business Improvement District, Steve Sawyer, offered his sympathy to the family and all those who had known the man. Sawyer pledged to pass on any lessons learned from the incident to other companies in Crawley once the full investigation had been carried out.


He said:

“If there is a requirement from us that comes from any kind of review where the BID can offer some assistance, whether that be training or advice, to all businesses we would look to learn lessons, if there are any to learn.”

The Health and Safety Executive will produce a full report, which will outline all the relevant details of the incident. Such investigations often look into matters like whether procedures were in place and appropriate PPE was worn.

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