An inquest has opened into the death of a "beautiful" teenager who tragically died after a workplace incident at an industrial estate business premises in Bury.

Oliver Thomas Nield, also known as Oliver Mawdsley, died aged 17 on Thursday, February 8 after a concrete block fell on top of him while at work, Rochdale Coroners' Court was told.

Police coroner's officer Jane Scullion said Oliver had not long started working at M60 Skip Hire on Tile Street in Bury when the incident happened that morning.

The teenager had been walking with another staff member next to a wall when a "piece of machinery" hit the wall and caused two concrete blocks to fall, and one of them hit Oliver, the court heard.

CCTV was acquired which showed Oliver walking by the wall at the time of his death.

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A Greater Manchester Police investigation is underway as well as a probe by the Health and Safety Executive.

A 41-year-old was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and gross negligence manslaughter, while a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.

Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Assistant coroner Julie Mitchell set June 3 as a review date.

But no date for the full inquest hearing will be set until a full report is submitted in regards to criminal proceedings.

Ms Mitchell said: “I am going to offer my condolences to the family of Oliver and conclude the proceedings.”

Oliver’s family paid a heartfelt tribute to him following his death.

His mum Samantha said: “My brown-eyed boy Ollie - you were the most courageous, loving, caring boy we have ever met.

"You are my whole world. I just can’t imagine you not walking through the door, giving me the biggest cuddle and sloppiest kiss with your big lips saying 'love you mama'.

“I will miss every single piece of you. My heart is broken, and I wish I could just bring you home with me where you belong.

"I wish I could hear your singing and giggling away in your room one more time.

“Walking into the wet bathroom and piles of towels you left on the floor, your 5pm phone call “just checking in mama to say I’m on my way home, what time do you finish work?”

"I just can’t ever accept you’re never coming home. I will give anything to bring you back, anything."

She added: “Papa says he is so proud of you, your track days will never be the same, your one million questions about fast cars and the amount of Instagram messages you sent him. He will never get them again and is truly broken.

"Papa will hold all your memories so close to his heart - you were just like him, so care-free, daft, and dangly with your long limbs. We will all make you so, so proud, like you made us. You had so, so much more to give to life and you should never have been taken.

“Your life was just beginning.

"Me and Papa watched you grow from our beautiful little boy to the most beautiful handsome young man.

"Your life was only just starting - you were saving to be able to buy the Crosser you always wanted and your car insurance.

"Your face would light up the world when you spoke about all your hopes and dreams, and you would have achieved them all.

“I love you so much baby, my Ollie, my world, my brown-eyed boy, you had the most beautiful brown locks of curly hair, but most importantly you had the purest of hearts with the purest intentions. 'Us against the world', we would always say, from you being a baby still to this day. Love you always, Mama xxxxx."