Salford firm prosecuted over dry dock death
A Salford firm is to be prosecuted over the death of a man at a dry dock near the Bridgewater Canal.
Richard Ferris, 61, suffered serious injuries in a fall at The Boatyard in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on 26 May 2010 and died in hospital that day.
He had been working on his narrow boat when he fell head-first to the concrete floor nearly 2.5m (8ft) below.
Worsley Dry Docks Ltd has been charged with failing to ensure his safety, the Health and Safety Executive said.
The company has been charged with breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and is due to appear before Trafford Magistrates' Court on Friday.