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Inquest date for 2004 crane fall

An inquest will begin later this month into the death of a senior maintenance technician who died after a 12m fall while repairing a crane in 2004.

The incident which killed Geoffrey Stray, 55, occurred at the Next warehouse depot in South Elmshall.

It has been listed for two weeks from 19 May and will take place in the Leeds Coroners Court.

Mr Stray’s death was the second fatality at the depot. Glen Morgan died when he fell 6m in August 2000.

Next Distribution was fined £250,000 over the death and ordered to pay up to £40,000 prosecution costs.