A company has been charged after a builder was killed when a concrete wall fell on him at a cricket ground in Hampshire.
Phillip Carsley died on 8 February, 2010. Concrete from building works on two new stands fell on him whilst he was working at the Ageas Bowl.
– Zoe Martin, Specialist Prosecutor in the CPS Special Crime Division
I have now concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Ian Gould, director of Prefix Limited, the company contracted to install concrete units in the ground, with gross negligence manslaughter and two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. I have also concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Andrew Scott Limited, the company project-managing the construction of the spectator stands, with two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Both companies are due to appear at West Hampshire Magistrates' Court on 3 July, 2013.