Health and Safety Executive to investigate accident at Derby company that left man paralysed

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An inquest into the death of a man who was left paralysed after an accident while working at a Derby company has been opened.

David Charles Woodhouse was involved in an accident at Simoco Wireless Solutions in Uttoxeter Road in July 2015 which left him tetraplegic – paralysed from the neck down.

The Health and Safety Executive are conducting an investigation into the incident.

Derby Coroner's Court heard that Mr Woodhouse, who was originally from Newark in Nottinghamshire, died on October 15 at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital aged 71.

He had been living at a care home in Norfolk since the accident more than two years ago.

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Senior coroner Dr Robert Hunter said the cause of Mr Woodhouse's death was still unclear and further tests were being conducted to ascertain what had happened.

The inquest was adjourned pending a full post-mortem report and the findings of the HSE investigation.