Abacus Scaffolding owner charged over death of man who fell from scaffolding in Southport August 12th, 2015 Tom Latest News Shares Comments A company director is charged with health and safety breaches after a man fell to his death from scaffolding in Southport. Rickie Lake, 47, appeared in Sefton Magistrates’ Court today following the death of Steven Weedon on March 26 last year. Mr Weedon, 34, fell from height at a construction site in Park Road West, Southport, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Lake is charged with health and safety breaches relating to his duty to ensure the proper installation of scaffolding. Lake, of Thornton Gate, Thornton-Cleveleys, faces one charge as an individual and a second, identical, charge as a company director. He entered no plea to the charge. Another man has already appeared in court charged with manslaughter in relation to Mr Weedon’s death. Both men will appear at Liverpool Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on September 21. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!