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Guilty plea in Manx Utilities Authority case

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

John Gell died on December 3rd 2012
John Gell died on December 3rd 2012

The Manx Utilities Authority has pleaded guilty to failing to discharge duty after a worker was killed when a wall collapsed.

Chief executive Philip King appeared at Douglas Courthouse to enter the plea on behalf of the authority yesterday.

The charge relates to the death of 52-year-old John Gell who died on December 3rd 2012 whilst carrying out excavation work to replace a water pipe in Peel.

A second charge of failing to comply with regulations was withdrawn.

The case has now been adjourned until November 26th so that sentencing options can be considered. 

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