St Helens firm faces prosecution over death of building site worker in Skelmersdale

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FOLLOWING the death of a worker who sustained fatal injuries in a fall at a building site in Skelmersdale, a St Helens firm is facing prosecution.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is bringing legal proceedings against TRU Ltd following an investigation into the death of Peter Winchurch during the construction of an extension to a semi-detached house.

Mr Winchurch, 68 from Skelmersdale, fell 20 feet to the ground in November, 2009 and died in hospital the following day as a result of his injuries.

TRU Ltd has been charged with breaching Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The charges relate to failing to ensure the safety of workers.

The company, of Haydock Lane in Haydock, is due to appear before Ormskirk Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 26 for the first hearing in the case.

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