Manchester

Directors charged after worker roof fall death

Three company directors have been charged with manslaughter after an employee fell through a roof in Greater Manchester.

Steven Berry, 45, died following the fall at Lion Steel Equipment Ltd in Hyde in May 2008.

Kevin Palliser, 59, Richard Vaughan Williams, 42, and Graham Coupe, 59, have been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.

They will appear at Tameside Magistrates' Court on 2 August.

Lion Steel Equipment Ltd, which manufactures storage products, has itself been summonsed for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences.

Mr Berry died on 29 May 2008 after falling through a plastic roof light on an industrial unit on Johnsonbrook Road, Hyde.

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