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HSE CONSIDERS PROSECUTING DAVENTRY OVER ACCIDENTAL DEATH

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Daventry DC faces prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive after a volunteer worker was killed on a building ...
Daventry DC faces prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive after a volunteer worker was killed on a building site in January.

Last week a coroner's jury sitting in Northampton returned a verdict of accidental death after hearing how Kenneth Raisborough, a 48-year-old father of three, died while helping lay a path for the council at Daventry Country Park.

He crashed the dumper truck he was driving into a stationary JCB digger and was crushed by its bucket. He had not been trained to drive the vehicle.

HSE inspector Paul Thomas told the inquest: 'I believe none of the dumper truck operators had any previous experience.' The HSE is considering whether to prosecute the council over the accident, a spokesman said later.

Outside the court, Mrs Raisborough said: 'He gave up his time freely, the least they could do was to give him proper instruction.'
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