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Dawlish News

22 Apr 2016 17:55

A family say they finally have closure after a jury ruled a faulty cherry picker was to blame for an Exeter dad's death.

The inquest into the death of Kenneth "Kenny" Leach, a painter and decorator from Exeter, was formally closed this morning after the jury returned a narrative verdict.

The 49-year-old died at Derriford Hospital on December 14, 2014 - a day after he was crushed by a cherry picker 'basket' outside the Railway Convalescent Centre, in Dawlish.

A jury made up of 10 people today agreed the machinery had "over-reached" as Kenny's colleague manoeuvred the basket towards a corner of the 10-metre high building they were painting.

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