A factory boss was crushed to death after being dragged into a giant paper mill, an inquest heard. John Stoddard, 41, became entangled in machinery as he ran his hands along a press to check for creases. Colleagues in Cullompton, Devon, looked on in horror as Mr Stoddard landed on the moving belt. He was dragged into a machine which makes rolls of paper from pulp. The inquest into the September 2011 death at the St Regis mill continues.