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Worker killed in trench collapse

08-04-2011

A man has been arrested on suspicion of corporate manslaughter after a worker was killed when a trench fell on him. A 24-year-old man died yesterday following an incident involving a 6ft deep trench which is believed to have been created for sewage pipes for the homes that are being built on the land, in Bridgefield Road, Whitstable. 

Health and Safety Executive inspectors are investigating and are being assisted by Kent Police who have arrested a man.

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