Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man charged over Southampton cricket ground builder death

A man has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter after a builder was crushed by a concrete wall at a Southampton cricket ground.

Philip Carsley, 34, from Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire, died in February 2010 while working on spectator stands at The Ageas Bowl, formerly The Rose Bowl.

Ian Gould, director of Prefix Limited, was charged following a CPS Special Crime Division investigation.

His company had been contracted to install concrete units at the ground.

He has also been charged with two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Andrew Scott Limited, the company project-managing the construction of the spectator stands, has also been charged with two health and safety offences.

Mr Gould and Andrew Scott Limited are due to appear at West Hampshire Magistrates' Court on 3 July.