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Victims of Great Yarmouth tragedy named

PUBLISHED: 10:15 23 January 2011

Police at the scene of the accident. The investigation could take weeks, according to the police

Police at the scene of the accident. The investigation could take weeks, according to the police

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

The names of the four men who died after being crushed to death on an industrial site in Norfolk have been released locally.

The men are believed to be Tom and Dan Hazelton, Peter Johnson and Adam Taylor.

It is believed that the victims were aged between 26 and 42 and had connections with the village of Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

The men were killed on Friday afternoon when a steel structure they were working on four metres underground collapsed on top of them.

The incident happened at Claxton Engineering Services Limited in Great Yarmouth.

Today, a Suffolk community will come together to pay tribute to the men. A remembrance service is being held at All Saints Church in Stanton at 11am.

The church has been kept open for villagers wanting a place for quiet contemplation following the tragic deaths.

Football matches were yesterday cancelled as a mark of respect to the local men.

Rev David Messer of All Saints said: “We will be having a normal communion service and we will be saying prayers for the men and their families.

“The sense here is one of loss, of bemusement, of sadness.”

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