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DIRECTOR FACES PROSECUTION OVER WATER PROJECT FATALITY

Liquidated firm and former director to face safety charges over tank death

The Lancashire Telegraph has reported that Peter Stuart, aged 54, and director of the now defunct company Galt Civil Engineering Ltd is to be prosecuted after an employee died when he fell into an empty water tank. Liverpool man Peter Halligan was working above a 14m deep tank used to collect flood water at Sutton Hall Farm near Macclesfield on 14 August 2008 . 

Mr Halligan was completing brickwork on a manhole at the time of the accident. He was employed by Galt Engineering who were subcontractors to Morgan Est constructing a drainage tank for United Utilities.

Following the inquest HSE has brought criminal proceedings against Galt and Peter Stuart and both are due to appear before South Sefton Magistrates’ Court in Bootle on Thursday October 18 for the first hearing.

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