Concrete boss faces manslaughter charges by crown prosecution service

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Another fatal mistake by a building contractor that cost Philip Carsley his life, when he was working at Hampshire cricket ground.

Philip Carsley died in February 2010 when a concrete wall fell on him during the construction of two new spectator stands at the Rose Bowl, now the Ageas Bowl, Cricket Ground in Hampshire.

Zoe Martin, Specialist Prosecutor in the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “I have carefully considered all the available evidence in relation to the tragic death of Philip Carsley.

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“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.

“Ian Gould and Andrew Scott Limited have now been summonsed to appear at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court on 3 July 2013.

“I extend my sympathies to the family of Philip Carsley.”