Excavator fall 'not manslaughter'

Four men will not face manslaughter charges after a worker died in a 30ft fall at a skip hire and waste disposal company, police have revealed.

No manslaughter charges after fall death

Four men will not face manslaughter charges after a worker died in a 30ft fall at a skip hire and waste disposal company, police have revealed.

Lindsay Campbell, 66, sustained fatal injuries when he fell from the bucket of an excavator at South Coast Skips in Ford on July 25th.

Today Sussex Police said manslaughter by gross negligence charges will not be brought against four men: a 62-year-old from Wickham, Hampshire, a 26-year-old from Fareham, a 47-year-old from Birdham, near Chichester, and a 50-year-old from Bognor Regis.

A police spokesman said that following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service it was decided there was "insufficient evidence to initiate criminal proceedings for manslaughter".

However, the Health and Safety Executive are now taking the lead in the investigation and are considering prosecutions for offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act."

– Police spokesman