Open Verdict In Cement Mixer Death

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November 19, 2019

A JURY could not decide whether a man’s death from having his legs mangled in a cement mixer last year was an accident or otherwise. The five-member jury returned an open verdict concerning the circumstances that led to Kelly Steven Brown’s death at Block World in February 2018. In returning that verdict, the jury confirmed that Mr Brown’s death was suspicious, but was unable to reach any other verdicts open to it. During the inquest before Coroner Jeanine Weech-Gomez, jurors heard how on February 19, 2018, Mr Brown, who had only started working at Block World the month before, was in the process of cleaning the mixer while the electricity was off, when the power suddenly came back on and amputated his legs. He was later taken to hospital where he died. Detective Corporal Cyril Walkes, one of the investigating officers, said when he saw Mr Brown’s body in the hospital, his right leg in particular was “severely mangled”. “I’ve never seen anything like that in all my years,” the officer said while giving evidence. “Very, very horrific.”

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News date : 11/19/2019    Category : About Bahamians, Accident/Emergency, Court, Crime, Tribune Stories

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