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Quarry death fall was 'accident'

Jay Harris
Jay Harris's friends were praised for their efforts to save him

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death on a teenager who fell in a Warwickshire quarry.

Jay Harris, 18, was walking with friends when he lost his footing at Jees and Boon quarry in Hartshill near Nuneaton, on 14 April.

Warwickshire Coroner Sean McGovern recorded the verdict at Coventry Magistrates' Court.

Afterwards, a spokesman for Midland Quarry Products said procedures were in a place to stop any similar accidents.

"Since the incident both the Health and Safety Executive and the local authority have confirmed they are happy that the correct systems are in place to try to avoid any similar incidents happening again," he said.

At the time of the accident, ambulance crews praised Mr Harris's friends for trying to save him.

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