Waterlooville man named as victim of tragic machinery accident

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The man who died after becoming trapped in machinery at a composting site has been named by police.

Toby Johns, 26, of Elmsewell Road, Waterlooville, died just six days before Christmas when he became trapped in a soil grading machine at a site managed by The Woodhorn Group at Chichester Food Park in Bognor Road, Chichester.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘A postmortem established that his death resulted from asphyxiation.’

He added that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner while the Health and Safety Executive investigate the incident.