Charles Bowdery, 62, suffered a brain haemorrhage several hours after the incident in Asda in Swanley
A delivery driver died after falling in a supermarket car park in Swanley, an inquest heard.
Charles Bowdery, 62, suffered a brain haemorrhage several hours after the incident in Asda on January 9.
The hearing at Gravesend’s Old Town Hall was told Mr Bowdery twice fell over within minutes, hitting his head on the ground.
He was conscious when he was taken to Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford and a CT scan did not reveal a brain injury, despite a wound to his forehead and bruising to an eye.
Old Town Hall, Gravesend High Street
Mr Bowdery, who lived in Sidcup, was, however, given anticoagulant medication after complaining of chest pains.
Dr Vincent Kika, A&E consultant, said these would not have been administered if there were any signs of a head injury.
Having been admitted to a ward, Mr Bowdery’s condition deteriorated 12 hours after the falls and a second scan revealed the haemorrhage.
Pathologist David Fish told the inquest although the haemorrhage was likely to have been caused by the second fall, it was not possible to say when it occurred.
North West Kent deputy coroner Alan Blunsdon recorded an open verdict after concluding it was “possible” the anti-clotting agents contributed to Mr Bowdery’s death.
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