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Ageas Bowl death charge

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.

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.

– Zoe Martin, Specialist Prosecutor in the CPS Special Crime Division

Both companies are due to appear at West Hampshire Magistrates' Court on 3 July, 2013.

Council buys cricket ground

Eastleigh Borough Council has now officially bought the Rose Bowl site in West End - home to Hampshire County Cricket ground.

They plan to develop the site with a hotel, spa, golf course and leisure complex in a project costing £48 million pounds.

The former Rose Bowl company had run into financial difficulties which had threatened its future.

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