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Dominic Kay KC has secured an acquittal in relation to a fatal fall from height on a construction site

Dominic Kay KC, instructed by Ian Manners at DAC Beachcroft, has secured the acquittal of T, the operator of a business which erects steel frame buildings, charged under the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 in relation to a fatal fall from height involving one of T’s workers on a construction site.

The case at Worcester Crown Court concerned the alleged inadequacy of edge protection around the perimeter of a roof to which roof sheets were being fitted when a worker fell to the ground through a gap between a structural steel purlin and the edge protection mid rail, sustaining fatal injuries.

Following receipt of the defence’s written arguments challenging the admissibility of prosecution evidence, the Crown offered no evidence on the first day of trial and the Judge entered a not guilty verdict against the Defendant.

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