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Dorset bricklayer death: Firm to face charges

Thomas Telfer, 5 June 2015

(Updated 6:30am 16th May 2018)

11:38am 15th May 2018

A building firm is to face charges over the death of a bricklayer on a construction site in Lyme Regis.

Thomas Adam Telfer, 31, of Portland, Dorset, died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on him at Chatteron Heights in Somers Road, Lyme Regis, in June 2015.

Capstone Building Ltd and its director Stephen Ayles have been summonsed to face charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive.

The defendants are due to be indicted at Poole Magistrates' Court on 27 June.

Mr Telfer had been working on a development of five homes on land owned by the firm.

Police were called to reports of the wall collapse at about 14:30 on 2 June 2015.

The father-of-two was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a previous statement, his family described Mr Telfer as a "shining light" and added: "His light will continue to shine through his children."

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