Sunday, August 5, 2007


Metal claw crushes man to death

‘A 24-year-old man has been crushed to death by a mechanical claw while in a van at a Southampton scrapyard.

Barry Collins, of Millbrook, Southampton, died after the accident at James Huntley and Sons Scrap Metal and Merchants in Sholing, on Thursday. [..]

Mr Collins had taken a vehicle to the site to be scrapped.

It is believed he then returned to get something from a van after the crushing process began.

A crane with pincers designed to break vehicles picked up the van and crushed it before he could get out.’

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