Man Killed At Cambridgeshire Farm

8 July 2010, 06:00

The Health and Safety Executive is starting an investigation, after a man from Red Lodge was trampled by cows and killed at a farm in Fordham.

Philip Anthony Whiting, who was 47 years old, was a teacher, and helping out at Leechmere Farm in Fordham, near Ely.

An air ambulance was sent when we was found unconscious on Saturday afternoon, but paramedics weren't able to save him.

Cambridgeshire Police officers were also sent to the farm to investigate his death, but are not treating it as suspicious.

The incident is being classed as an "industrial accident", so the HSE is investigating.

An inquest into the death is due to start on Thursday at Wisbech Coroner's Court.

The cause of Mr Whiting's death, ascertained from a post-mortem, is listed as "multiple traumatic injuries".

Alan Ward, Head of the Engineering Academy at Cambridge Regional College, where he worked, said: ''We are deeply shocked to hear of Philip's death and our thoughts and sympathies are with his family.

Philip had worked at the College for two and a half years and was an instructor in the Motor Vehicle department.

He was popular and hard-working and a great member of the team.

He will be very much missed.''

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