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No manslaughter charges over Lindsay Campbell skip firm fall

  • 6 December 2012
  • From the section England
Lindsay Campbell
Lindsay Campbell died after falling from the bucket of an excavator

Four men will not face manslaughter charges after a worker died following a 30ft (10m) fall at a West Sussex skip hire firm.

Lindsay Campbell, 66, of Waterlooville, Hampshire, fell from the bucket of an excavator on 25 July.

The father of 10 had been working at South Coast Skips, on Rudford Industrial Estate, in Ford.

Sussex Police said the men may still be prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

However, manslaughter by gross negligence will not be brought against a 62-year-old from Wickham, Hampshire; a 26-year-old from Fareham, Hampshire; a 47-year-old from Birdham, near Chichester, and a 50-year-old from Bognor Regis.

A police spokesman said following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) it was decided there was "insufficient evidence to initiate criminal proceedings for manslaughter".

He added the Health and Safety Executive is now taking the lead in the investigation and are considering prosecutions.

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