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Guilty pleas over the death of a man in St Albans

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A company and two senior managers have pleaded guilty to offences connected to the death of a man in St Albans in 2013. Gareth Jones, who was 28 years old, died after a retaining wall collapsed on him as he worked to excavate land in Mill House Lane on January 30. Linley Development Limited, the company Gareth was working for, pleaded guilty to Corporate Manslaughter at court on September 7. Managing Director Trevor Hyatt, who is 50 years old and from Chapel Lane in Letty Green, and Alfred Baker, who is 59 years old and from Highwood Road, Gazeley, and a project manager, have each pleaded guilty to contravening health and safety regulations on two counts, which have been found to be causative to the death They will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on September 22.

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