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Pre-inquest into death of Silsden worker
8:30am Thursday 27th February 2014 in News
A pre-inquest review has been held into the death of a Silsden man.
Tony Hopkins, 58, died on October 28 last year after falling while carrying out maintenance work at an Iceland store in Rotherham.
He was working on an air-conditioning unit in a storage area of the supermarket when the incident occurred.
Mr Hopkins was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital, but died from his injuries. Rotherham Borough Coun-cil’s environmental health department launched an investigation.
A spokesman for the coroner’s office said a hearing had taken place last Wednesday, before Doncaster assistant coroner Raymond Curtis.
“The aim was to receive an update and discuss the current position – a full inquest is still to take place, on a date to be arranged,” she said.
Following his death, tribute was paid to Mr Hopkins by fellow Silsden residents.
Paul Thompson, former landlord of the Robin Hood pub, said he’d known Mr Hopkins since he’d moved to the village with his partner and their two children about eight years earlier.
“He was one of the nicest, funniest men you could ever meet,” he said.