Date set for inquest into Fincham grain silo death

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

An inquest into the death of a student who died after falling into a grain silo is due to be held next week.

Arthur Mason, 22, died on July 9, 2014, while working at Larchwood Foods Hall Farm in Swaffham Road, Fincham, which is owned by his father Hugh Mason.

A jury will now decide how he died, when a full inquest into his death gets underway on Wednesday, March 16.

At a pre-inquest review at Lynn County Court today, Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake said the hearing would take place at Norfolk Coroners’ Court in Norwich, and has been scheduled to take three days. The inquest will hear evidence from emergency services involved in the attempt to rescue Mr Mason, including the East of England Ambulance Service and Norfolk Fire Service, as well as doctors and family members.

At the time of his death, Mr Mason was studying history at the University of Gloucestershire, in Cheltenham.