A MAN likely died after being tipped from a skip he was in into a bin lorry, an inquest opening was told. 

Vitalij Maceljuch, of no fixed abode, was found dead in a skip at the Thorncliffe site in Alltami, near Ewloe, on May 10. 

At County Hall in Ruthin on Monday (May 20), an inquest was opened into the 36-year-old's death. 

The inquest opening was told that at 11.34am on May 10, North Wales Police received a call from an employee of the Thorncliffe skip hire site. They informed police that a body was in a Biffa skip which had been emptied at the unit. 

Police attended and confirmed the death of the man at 1.10pm - who was later identified as Mr Maceljuch, originally from Ukraine. 

The inquest opening was told that subsequent police enquiries made suggest that Mr Maceljuch sustained injuries after the skip he was in was tipped into a bin lorry. 

A pathologist's provisional cause of the death following a post-mortem examination is massive craniocervical disruption (severe head and spinal injuries). 

A full inquest was adjourned until a later date.