Two men and three companies have been summoned to court to face charges of gross negligence and corporate manslaughter after the death of a man who fell from a roof.

54 year old Kenneth Drake was working for Roofing Consultants Limited (RCL), replacing a roof in Rochdale when he fell. He sadly died as a result of his injuries.

A joint investigation was launched between Greater Manchester Police and the Health and Safety Executive.

Richard Lennon, aged 39, of Lowton Gardens, Warrington and Mark Francis Bray, aged 47 of Louisiana Drive, Warrington have both been summoned to Manchester City Magistrates’ on Tuesday 23 January.

Roofing Consultants Limited (RCL) have been summoned to face charges of corporate manslaughter.

Abbey Architectural Ironmongery Company Limited and High Ridge Roofing Solutions Limited, have been summonsed with offences under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.



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