Inquest to open into Carlisle recycling fatality

An inquest is to be opened next Tuesday, 23 February, into the death of an employee at International Rubber and Tyre Recycling, Carlisle, earlier this month.

On 3 February, Brian Tuddenham, 57, died in an incident involving a fork lift truck at the company, which is based on the Kingmoor industrial estate, Carlisle.

The incident occurred at the Kingmoor industrial estate Carlisle (picture: Shutterstock)

Cumbria Cororner’s Service noted that the inquest, which will formally open on 23 February, will be adjourned to 8 July 2021.

In a statement, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it was investigating the incident. A HSE spokesperson said: “HSE are investigating an incident that occurred at International Rubber and Tyre Recycling Ltd, Kingmoor Road, Carlisle on February 3rd where a man in his fifties sadly died.”

‘Highly regarded’

A statement from International Rubber & Tyre Recycling said: “Brian worked for the company for many years. He was a much-loved friend as well as an employee, who will be greatly missed by us all. He was highly regarded by everyone he worked with. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

On its website, International Rubber & Tyre Recycling says: “We have both domestic and international markets for a range of different qualities and types of rubber material/products and associated factory by-products. We also offer a full waste tyre collection and disposal service. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry we have developed a reliable, sustainable and professional service. We monitor all aspects of our supply chain to ensure that the process is compliant and meets social, environmental and corporate responsibilities.”


Tributes have been paid to Mr Tuddenham on The funeral service will be held at Carlisle Crematorium on Friday 26 February.

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