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Saturday, 20 August 2011

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Pencipta  skuter sedgwick  yang maut dengan ciptaanya sendiri apabila terjatuh kedalam gaung...
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::Segway tycoon who was killed on one of his own scooters leaves £340m in his will ::

::A businessman who died while riding a Segway scooter built by his own company has left his fortune of more than £340 million to his family.

Jimi Heselden, 62, was found in the River Wharfe at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, West Yorkshire, after accidentally plunging from a 42ft cliff in September last year. His Segway was found nearby.

Today, it was revealed that Mr Heselden, who was one of the 400 richest people in the UK, had left an estate of £343,172,206 to his widow Julie and other family members.

Jimi Heselden, the multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company, died in a freak accident when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff

The businessman made his fortune when his Leeds-based firm Hesco Bastion developed the revolutionary 'blast wall' basket, which protect soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, as a replacement for traditional sandbags.

The units have been used to protect soldiers in every major conflict since the first Gulf War and are seen as one of the UK's most successful defence exports.

They are also used for a range of non-military functions including flood management and erosion control.

In December 2009, Mr Heselden led a British team which bought the US-based Segway firm, which makes and distributes the distinctive two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters.

Tragedy: The spot where the accident happened

But he suffered a freak accident while riding one of his vehicles and was found dead in a river after plunging 40 feet over a limestone cliff near his home.

Millionaire: Jimi Heselden

He was riding a rugged country version of the two-wheeled Segway, which are banned on British roads for safety reasons, but are legal on private land.

Twice-married Mr Heselden had four grown children. The former miner, who left school when he was 15, was known as much for his charity giving as he was for his massive fortune.

The Leeds Community Foundation said he had donated £23 million to causes in his home city since 2008 and he was also closely linked to the Help For Heroes charity, which supports injured military personnel.

Today, a statement released on behalf of the trustees of Mr Heselden's estate said: 'It can be confirmed that Jimi left an estate of £343,172,206 which he has bequeathed to his widow Julie and other family members.

'The estate consists substantially of Jimi's controlling interest in Hesco Bastion Ltd.

'The family wishes that Jimi's legacy will live on in the many charities and good causes he supported during his lifetime.'

The scene: Mr Heselden died after his Segway plunged 42ft from a rocky path and into Jackdaw Crag, located on the River Wharfe, West Yorkshire

Mr Heselden's death came just a week after he became one of the UK's most generous philanthropists, giving away £10million to a foundation he set up in 2008

Last month an inquest heard that his death was probably caused by an 'act of courtesy' to a dog walker on a footpath, a coroner heard.

Sean Christie told the coroner he was walking near Jackdaw Crag, by the river, when he saw Mr Heselden at the top of a steep incline apparently weighing up how he was going to tackle the sloping footpath on his X2, which is a rough terrain version of the Segway.

Mr Christie said that, from 40ft to 50ft away, he saw the businessman move a short distance backwards in a movement he assumed was to make room for him to pass.

Leeds Coroners Court was told the path he was on was just five feet from the 42ft drop and tree branches in the area may also have contributed to his loss of control.

Mr Heselden is thought to have fallen on to the bank of the river before ending up in the water where he was found dead by Mr Christie.

Experts found no fault with the Segway

Tragedy: Flowers laid by the River Wharfe, at Boston Spa, West Yorkshire where Jimi Heselden died

Mr Heselden had bought the European licence for the Segway a few years before but was better known as a philanthropist and the successful owner of Hesco Bastion, which builds containers used to protect troops around the world. Camp Bastion in Afghanistan is named after his firm, the inquest heard.

Blast proff: A British soldier walks past a wall built from Hesco concertainer gabions at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan

Recording an verdict of accidental death, West Yorkshire Coroner David Hinchliff told Mr Heselden's family: 'I think it's probable - I think typical of Jimi and the type of man he was - he held back and waited as an act of courtesy to allow Mr Christie more room.

'In so doing, he's attempted to reverse the Segway back. As a result of that he's got into difficulty.'

Mr Hinchliff added: 'It's such a shame and tragedy that such a great man should have died in this way.

'The fact is that Jimi was a local lad made good. Not made good because of any silver spoon in his mouth but because of his own hard work.'

Accident: The millionaire philanthropist was riding a rugged country version of the Segway, like this X2 Adventure model, when he went over a cliff and into a river

Mr Heselden left school at 15 to become a miner but lost his job in the cuts that followed the bitter 1984 strike.

He used his redundancy money to found his company, HESCO Bastion. It manufactures gabions, portable wire cages that can be lined and filled with earth and sand.

They were not a new idea, but he developed a way to mass manufacture the collapsible wire mesh containers with a heavy duty fabric liner in a concertina form that expanded into a long wall and could be laid quickly.

Up to several hundred metres of barrier is ready for filling within minutes

This map of Boston Spa shows where Mr Heselden was found

At first he sold them to water companies to shore up the sides of canals.

But the ‘concertainers’ proved to be adept at stopping bullets, missiles and suicide bombers and have become standard military equipment for Nato as well as American and British forces.

Between 1998 and 2003 the Pentagon alone bought more than £50million worth of the flat-packed walls, which can be found throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr Heselden, who was awarded an OBE in 2006, gave £1.5million to the Help For Heroes fund three years ago. His company also sponsored an Armed Forces charity concert at Twickenham.::