Building firm bosses to go on trial after worker killed in roof plunge hours after colleague was badly hurt in similar fall Michael Smith and his Rochdale firm C Smith and Sons Ltd will go on trial alongside Allan Thomson, of Falkirk, and his firm Building and Dismantling Contractors LtdByChris Osuh 17:02, 10 MAR oakley black friday 2015Updated17:44, 10 MAR 2015Michael Smith leaving Manchester Crown Court after the hearing Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Building firm bosses are set to go on trial after workplace falls which killed one man and left another badly injured.
Last year Scott Harrower, a 42 year old father of two, suffered fatal head injuries after plunging 25ft from a roof at a site in Heaton Norris, Stockport. Hours earlier another workman was sale on oakley sunglasses badly hurt after tumbling from the same roof. Michael Smith, 51, and his Rochdale firm C Smith and Sons Ltd have been charged with breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act and will go on trial on January 11 next year alongside Allan Thomson 51, of Falkirk, Scotland, and his company Building and Dismantling Contractors Ltd, who are charged with gross negligence manslaughter and breaching Health and Safety at Work regulations. The trial date was set at a brief Manchester Crown Court hearing, where prosecutor Henry Blackshaw said the case is expected to run for three weeks. The scene of the industrial units on Manchester Road in Heaton Norris Mr Thomson did not appear in court because of difficulties getting to Manchester from Aberdeen, but is expected in Manchester to enter pleas to the charges on May 26. Police and paramedics were called to the same site in Stockport industrial units on Manchester Road in Heaton Norris at 9.15am on January 22, 2014, and then again at 3.50pm. Mr Harrower, who was from Falkirk, new oakley sunglasses was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital with serious head and body injuries in the aftermath of the accident, but could not be saved. His injured colleague was also treated at Wythenshawe. Both men are believed to have fallen around 25ft.
Colleagues on the site are understood to have ran to help both men after the falls before the alarm was raised. A joint police and Health Safety Executive investigation was launched in the wake of the tragedy, and the accused were charged two weeks ago. Like us on FacebookFollow oakley sunglasses sale cheap us on TwitterDaily NewsletterManchester City Centre'Easy tigers' Police called to reports of '10 or 20' naked men in city centreThe brazen group, however, were nowhere to be found when city centre police officers checked their CCTV cameras.
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