Man freed on bail over Whitstable trench collapse death

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Scene of the incident in Whitstable
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Police cordoned off the area surrounding the trench collapse

A man arrested following the death in Kent of a man who died when a trench collapsed on him has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The 36-year-old man from Ramsgate had been questioned on suspicion of corporate manslaughter.

The victim, who has yet to be formally identified, has been named locally as 24-year-old Callum Osborne.

He had been working on a building site in Bridgefield Road, Whitstable, on Thursday when the trench collapsed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Kent Police is investigating the incident, along with the Health and Safety Executive.

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