Joaquin Fernandez, a maintenance man, was crushed to death at the Reading IKEA store while working on its lift system in October 2016, an inquest has been told.
A series of mishaps led to the accident. Fernandez was unaware of the lift lowering until the very last second as the lift, being hydraulic, meant it was virtually silent. It landed on his upper back, breaking all his ribs, shattering his spine and shoulder blades.
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