A JURY has concluded the tragic death of a young Stourbridge man who died at work was an accident.

Mitchell Pountney, of Wassell Road, died on September 2, 2019, at Cutting Edge Skirting in Station Road, Rowley Regis, which manufactures MDF skirting board and architrave, door linings and plinth and architrave blocks.

The 23-year-old father-of-one suffered horrific injuries and died of severe craniofacial and upper spinal injuries due to an industrial accident, area coroner for the Black Country Coroner Joanne Lees told Black Country Coroner's Court.

An inquest into Mr Pountney's death concluded at the court in Oldbury this morning (Thursday September 23) after a jury concluded he died an accidental death.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) continues to investigate the incident that led to the young father's untimely death and a spokesperson for the HSA said after the hearing: "As this is ongoing we are unable to comment further at this time. As ever, our thoughts remain with the family.”