Two men and a company plead guilty to offences connected to death of builder in St Albans

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Court report - Credit: Archant

A company and two senior managers have pleaded guilty to numerous offences connected to the death of a builder in 2013.

Gareth Jones, who was 28 years old, died after a wall collapsed on him as he worked to excavate land in Mile House Lane on January 30th.

Linley Development Limited, the company Gareth was working for, pleaded guilty to Corporate Manslaughter at court yesterday (September 7).

Managing Director Trevor Hyatt, who is 50 years old and from Chapel Lane in Letty Green, and Alfred Baker, who is 59 years old and from Highwood Road, Gazeley, and a project manager, have each pleaded guilty to contravening health and safety regulations on two counts, which have been found to be causative to the death.

They will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on September 22.


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