Man crushed to death in rubbish bin

Man crushed to death in rubbish bin

Man crushed to death in rubbish bin

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A man was crushed to death in a dustcart after climbing inside a bin.

The body of Ben Farr, 28, was discovered at a waste recycling site on the Rudford Industrial Estate in Rudford Industrial Estate in Ford, near Arundel, at 9am on Tuesday.

Police are treating his death as unexplained but not suspicious and are appealing for help to trace his movements before his deaht.

Yesterday a police spokesman said: "A post mortem revealed he died from crushing injuries.

“His family have been informed.”

It is understood the site where he was found, South Coast Skips, deals with rub- bish collected across West Sussex, including from Worthing, Bognor and Arundel.

Police said it was not clear why Mr Farr – who lived in Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards and had links to Brighton – was in West Sussex.

Detective Inspector Jim McKnight said: “It is likely that Ben’s body was brought to the site by lorry having been taken from a commercial refuse bin.

“The refuse bin could be from a number of locations but is likely to be from a coastal location in West Sussex.

“His death is being treated as unex- plained and the investigation is ongoing into the circumstances.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard from Ben from April 15 to contact police with information as we are trying to build up a picture of his move- ments.”

West Sussex County Council yesterday said the bin would have been collected by a district or borough council.

The South Coast Skips website states the facility in Ford is licensed to process 150,000 tonnes of mixed waste from construction, demolition, commercial and industrial operations.

This is not the first time such an incident has happened in Sussex.

In July 2009 PE teacher Scott Williams died after falling asleep inside a bin following a night out in Brighton.

Mr Williams, 35, was found the following morning crushed to death at a waste transfer site in North Quay Road, Newhaven.

At an inquest in Brighton in March 2010, a jury returned a unanimous verdict of accidental death. Jurors concluded that Mr Williams got into the four-wheel bin of his own accord while under the influ- ence of alcohol.

Gilva Tisshaw, assistant deputy coroner for Brighton and Hove, said: “I think it is important that there is a heightened pub- lic awareness of the dangers that can arise from a person or persons being in one of these large bins.”

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1:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Bradley79 says...

unex-plained, influ-ence, pub-lic? HY-PHEN?
unex-plained, influ-ence, pub-lic? HY-PHEN? Bradley79
  • Score: 5

1:23pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Bradley79 says...

...oh and deaht!
...oh and deaht! Bradley79
  • Score: 0

2:21pm Fri 25 Apr 14

bean69bean says...

DEAHT 12 ROW DOWN
DEAHT 12 ROW DOWN bean69bean
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Fri 25 Apr 14

tykemison says...

Have the argus offices relocated to my old primary school?
Have the argus offices relocated to my old primary school? tykemison
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Bradley79 says...

Anna Roberts twitter page also displays some amazing use of punctuation and grammar.
Anna Roberts twitter page also displays some amazing use of punctuation and grammar. Bradley79
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Goldenwight says...

Bradley79 wrote:
Anna Roberts twitter page also displays some amazing use of punctuation and grammar.
Not to mention some amazing interpretations of the words 'truth' and 'honesty'!
[quote][p][bold]Bradley79[/bold] wrote: Anna Roberts twitter page also displays some amazing use of punctuation and grammar.[/p][/quote]Not to mention some amazing interpretations of the words 'truth' and 'honesty'! Goldenwight
  • Score: 2

11:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Bradley79 says...

let us hope that these journalists do not have any greater qualifications than my grade C double award in "O" level English
let us hope that these journalists do not have any greater qualifications than my grade C double award in "O" level English Bradley79
  • Score: -2

7:20pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Goldenwight wrote:
Bradley79 wrote:
Anna Roberts twitter page also displays some amazing use of punctuation and grammar.
Not to mention some amazing interpretations of the words 'truth' and 'honesty'!
so does this answer the mystery of .. the cable ties part of early reports in the argus ?
ohh how exciting .. for the Rudford Industrial Estate in Rudford Industrial Estate in Ford, near Arundel,
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradley79[/bold] wrote: Anna Roberts twitter page also displays some amazing use of punctuation and grammar.[/p][/quote]Not to mention some amazing interpretations of the words 'truth' and 'honesty'![/p][/quote]so does this answer the mystery of .. the cable ties part of early reports in the argus ? ohh how exciting .. for the Rudford Industrial Estate in Rudford Industrial Estate in Ford, near Arundel, Mr chock
  • Score: 0

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