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Director fined over wall death

Director fined over wall death

A company director is to be charged with gross negligence manslaughter after a wall fell on a young girl and killed her in North Wales.

George Collier designed the wall which fell on to three-year-old Meg Burgess on a path in Ffordd Penrhwylfa, Prestatyn.

Rosemary Ainslie, acting for the Crown Prosecution Service said she had looked at reports from experts on construction standards and had decided not to bring corporate manslaughter charges against Mr Collier's firm, Parcol Developments Ltd, who had constructed the wall.

Although there was sufficient evidence to do so, it would not be in the public interest, she said.

Mr Collier will face gross negligence manslaughter charges for his role in designing and building the wall, Ms Ainslie said.

Meanwhile Parcol Developments Ltd will be charged under section three of the Health and Safety Act at Work 1974, she said.

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