Suffolk

Men killed in Suffolk wall collapse named

  • 22 October 2010
  • From the section Suffolk

Two men who died when a wall collapsed on them at a building site in Suffolk have been named by police.

Kevin Ruffles, 57, of Parsons Hill, Hollesley, and Matthew Skeet, 19, of Orchard Close, Melton, were working on farm buildings in Worlingworth.

A gable wall collapsed on them shortly before 1700 BST on Thursday.

Post-mortem examinations have established both died of multiple injuries. Health and Safety Executive staff inspected the site on Friday.

It is believed the men were working on a project to underpin the wall when about 20 tonnes of rubble came down on them.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service were called but the men died at the scene.

Firefighters said they were carrying out a separate investigation alongside the inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive.

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