A UK worker died when he became locked in industrial steam pressure cooker which reaches temperatures of 145º C when operating, an inquest has heard.
The BBC reports that 48-year-old father-of-two George Falder was an employee of the Pirelli Tyre factory in Carlisle, Cumbria. The incident took place at the factory in October this year.
According to medical experts, the residual heat within the industrial cooker would have overcome Falder quickly even before it was switched. His death would have been quick.
According to the Mirror, Police have ruled out foul play in the incident. The jury has been told they must try to work out why he entered the cooker.
A safety investigator said it was possible that he could have got into the machine and started it, but it was unlikely.
He added that Falder had been seen in the machine in the past retrieving stray tyre rim beads which were manufactured in the machine.
The inquest is expected to last five days.