Chestnut Homes in court over scaffolding death fall


A construction company appeared in court on Monday accused of breaching health and safety regulations following an incident in which a bricklayer died after falling from scaffolding.

Chestnut Homes Ltd face the charge after Justin Gillman died after from injuries he received while working on a housing development at The Chase in Warth Road, Skegness, in February 2010.

Peter Tute, 49, of Woodvale Close, Lincoln, who was the site manager is also accused of breaching health and safety regulations. No pleas were taken at the hearing at Lincoln Crown Court and the case was adjourned to September when a trial is scheduled to begin. Mr Gillman, aged 26, of Holland Fen, died on February 26, 2010 when he fell from scaffolding while working on the site.

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