Three firms and one director face charges following worker's 2006 death on McAleer & Rushe site

The Health and Safety Executive is prosecuting three companies and one individual following its investigation into a fatal scaffolding collapse at Milton Keynes in 2006.

McAleer & Rushe, Lee Smith Carpentry, NNM Scaffolding and its director John David King are facing prosecution over alleged breaches of health and safety law.

The incident occurred in April 2006, when an independent tied perimeter scaffold collapsed at a McAleer & Rushe construction site in Milton Keynes.

John Robinson, a worker on site, was killed as a result of injuries sustained in the collapse, while two others, Mark Robinson and Ivan Peukov, suffered multiple injuries.

McAleer and Rushe of Northern Ireland is being prosecuted both as an employer and as the principal contractor for the construction project at the site, and faces a total of six charges.

Lee Smith Carpentry of Hampshire faces five charges, and is being charged as the employer of John Robinson and Mark Robinson.

NNM Scaffolding of Leicester also faces a total of five charges, with its director King also facing four charges.

All parties have been summoned to appear before Milton Keynes magistrates' court on 13 February.