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    MANSLAUGHTER RULED OUT OVER QUADRUPLE FATALITY

    Inquest and HSE investigation to proceed after Police handover lead

    It has been reported by the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) (April 18, 2013) that Norfolk Police have announced they will not be proceeding with any manslaughter charges following an incident in 2011 in which four construction workers were crushed to death when a steel structure collapsed.

    Thomas Hazelton, Daniel Hazelton, Peter Johnson and Adam Taylor died whilst working at Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, Great Yarmouth, in January 2011.

    EDP report a statement issued by Norfolk Police which declared:

    “Following extensive consultation with CPS Special Casework Division a decision has been made not to proceed with any manslaughter offences against any individual or company.

    Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team will now liaise with the coroner in respect of inquests and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to support any proceedings they may be considering.”

    Meanwhile, a spokesman for the HSE, added:

    “Following the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision the Health and Safety Executive is reviewing its investigation and will now liaise with the coroner.”

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