A man who was crushed by a runaway wagon in a Sheffield skipyard a month ago has died from his injuries.
The man, named locally as David Evans, aged 60, was hit by an unoccupied skip wagon in Bradwell Skips yard on Baker Street in Attercliffe at around 7am on Thursday, April 25.
He was taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield with life-threatening injuries after being crushed by the vehicle.
Police have only now confirmed Mr Evans died in hospital on Friday, May 10.
They have launched a joint investigation into the cause of the incident with the Health and Safety Executive.
A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “In conjunction with inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive, South Yorkshire Police attended the scene of an industrial accident on Baker Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield, on Thursday, April 25, when a 60-year-old man sustained severe injuries.
“Sadly, the man from Sheffield died of his injuries on Friday, May 10, in the Northern General Hospital.
“A joint South Yorkshire Police and HSE investigation has been launched on behalf of the coroner.”
An inquest into Mr Evans’ death has been opened and adjourned.
One skipyard businessman, who did not wish to be named, told The Star the incident had impacted on everyone who works in the industry in Sheffield.
“It’s absolutely shocking,” he said.
“Unfortunately incidents like this bring home the reality of how dangerous our industry is.
“It’s a heavy duty industry and that means that when he have accidents, it can be catastrophic.
“I’m very health and safety conscious and it’s made us all make sure we’re aware of the dangers.
“It’s such a shame. He was a nice bloke by all accounts.”
Nobody from Bradwell Skips was available for comment.