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Arrest following death on Manchester construction site

5 May 10 A man has been arrested by Greater Manchester Police in connection with the death of a construction worker three years ago, on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.

A man has been arrested by Greater Manchester Police in connection with the death of a construction worker three years ago, on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.

Polish worker Jan Tobolski died when he was hit by a steel beam while working on a site in Lena Street, Piccadilly. He was working on the construction of the 23-storey Sarah Tower.

The site was shut down and the building never finished, with the developer behind the project subsequently going into administration.

A Greater Manchester Police statement said: “On August 1st 2007 police were called to Lena Street following reports of a works accident.

“Officers attended and discovered a Polish worker had died after he was struck with a steel beam.

“As part of a joint investigation between GMP and the Health and Safety Executive, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.

“He has since been released without charge. A file has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service. Inquiries are continuing.”
 

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