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Deaths of four men in Norfolk caused by asphyxia

The scene of the accident at the Claxton Engineering site
Image caption Building work was being carried out at the Claxton Engineering site

The results of post-mortem examinations on four men who died in an industrial accident in Norfolk have been released.

Peter Johnson, 42, Thomas Hazelton, 26, Daniel Hazelton, 30, and Adam Taylor, 28, died when a steel structure collapsed at a firm in Great Yarmouth.

The cause of death for all four men was asphyxia due to trauma. They were working at Claxton Engineering.

Three of the men were from Stanton near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and Mr Taylor was from nearby Rickinghall.

The men were digging foundations for an extension at the firm.

A health and safety investigation has begun and an inquest into the deaths will be opened later.

The Great Yarmouth-based company Claxton provides engineering services to the offshore drilling industry.

It was founded in 1985 and has offices in Aberdeen and Dubai.

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