THE investigation continues into the death of a 'well liked' young father who died at an accident at work in Rowley Regis.

Mitchell Pountney, aged 23, was killed in an incident while working at Cutting Edge Skirting on Station Road on Monday, September 2.

Medics, including a Midlands Air Ambulance, rushed to the premises but Mr Pountney had suffered multiple serious injuries and was confirmed dead at the scene.

The inquest into his tragic death was resumed at Black Country Coroner's Court on October 17, having been opened by Senior Coroner Zafar Siddique six weeks ago.

Coroner Siddique adjourned proceedings for the Health and Safety Executive, which regulates health, safety and welfare in the workplace, to continue its investigation into Mr Pountney's death.

Jenny Skeldon, representing the HSE, confirmed the investigation was ongoing and she was in the process of drafting a report.

Bob Davies, a solicitor from BLM, the law firm representing Cutting Edge Skirting, paid condolences from the company to Mr Pountney's family, who were in attendance.

He told the court: "Mitchell was very well liked by all who worked there.

"The company will do everything it can do to assist the HSE in investigating this accident."

Coroner Siddique also paid his condolences to Mr Pountney's family and set a provisional further pre inquest hearing for December 10.