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    DIRECTOR DENIES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

    Rose Bowl Cricket Ground death trial set for  March 2014

    It has been reported (7 Oct) by the Daily Echo that company director Ian Gould has denied the manslaughter of Philip Carsley on a construction project in Southampton in February 2010.

    A concrete wall fell on Mr Carsley during the construction of two new spectator stands at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Hampshire.

    Ian Gould, director of Prefix Limited, the company contracted to install concrete units in the ground is charged with gross negligence manslaughter and two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The prosecutors allege the wall was not properly supported.

    Andrew Scott Limited, the company project-managing the construction of the spectator stands, has denied two charges under section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

    Mr Gould, as a director of Prefix Ltd, also pleaded not guilty at Winchester Crown Court to failing to ensure persons were not exposed to risk and failing to plan, manage or monitor construction work

    Judge Guy Boney QC released Gould on unconditional bail. The trial is provisionally fixed for March 31 2014 although the date has yet to be confirmed.

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