Man, 35, crushed by lorry in Milton Keynes is named

A Polish man who was crushed by a lorry at a Milton Keynes warehouse has been named.

Krzysztof Fabian Sontowski, 35, suffered an “unsurvivable head injury” after being hit by a reversing lorry while working at haulage firm DHL based at Pendeen Close, Snelshall East.

Milton Keynes Council’s environmental health officers from the health and safety team have launched a “full investigation into the incident”.

Mr Sontowski’s employers said he will be “sadly missed”.

A spokesperson for DHL said: “Krzysztof was a hard-working and popular member of the team at Milton Keynes, who will be sadly missed by friends and colleagues.

“We offer our deepest sympathies to his family at this sad time.”

Mr Sontowski was treated by Dr Shamsuddin, trauma consultant at Milton Keynes Hospital, who said the cause of death was an unsurvivable head injury.

He was crushed by the lorry as it reversed into a loading bay on February 26.

An inquest into his death opened today and will be held on September 29 at 10am.