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Companies charged with health and safety breach enter pleas

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Pleas have been entered by two companies charged with a breach of health and safety following the death of a construction worker.

Tuke and Bell Ltd. and JCK Ltd. face accusations of failing to discharge duty following the death of Gareth Sowden on May 1 2013. 
 
The former pleaded guilty - as JCK chose to plead not guilty to the charge. 
 
Mr Sowdon was killed whilst working at a sewerage treatment facility in Kirk Michael. 
 
He suffered fatal injuries after being trapped under a shipping container. 
 
Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes has adjourned the case until 10am on 10th June. 

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