Sunday, April 14

Everton Stadium death probe moves into brand-new stage

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has actually taken control of the criminal examination into the death of an employee on Laing O’Rourke’s Everton Stadium task.

Michael Jones, 26, passed away from head injuries on 14 August in 2015 at Bramley-Moore Dock. Jones passed away after being squashed in between a scissor ladder and a beam, according to reports from the opening of an inquest into his death.

Jones, a long-lasting Everton fan, was dealing with the task as a ventilation engineer for Widnes-based subcontractor Mersey Vent.

A Merseyside Police examination has actually now concluded. HSE will lead the examination into the death, looking for to develop whether health and wellness guidelines were breached.

HSE inspector John Padfield stated: “We have actually belonged of this query from the start and we will continue to completely examine Michael’s awful death as the lead firm.

“This will intend to develop if there have actually been any breaches of health and wellness law.

“We remain in routine contact with Michael’s household and our ideas stay with them at this time.”

Laing O’Rourke suspended deal with the task for 9 days after the event.

Gareth Jacques, Laing O’Rourke’s task director for Everton Stadium, stated in August: “Michael was a valued member of our Everton Stadium job group and resembled and appreciated by everybody from Laing O’Rourke who worked together with him.

“He took excellent pride in what he did and, being a substantial Everton fan, I understand he was truly delighted about dealing with the arena.

“We will do all we can to support his household and our larger job group at Everton who are all surprised and deeply saddened by this terrible occurrence.”

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