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Guilty Plea in Worker’s Fatal Electrocution at UK Sudeley Castle

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM – The millionaire socialite owners of one of the West’s historic stately homes have admitted a health and safety offence, which led to the death of a Polish workman.

Krysztof Wiecek, 45, was dismantling a marquee in the grounds of the 15th century Sudeley Castle, near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, in April 2007 when he was electrocuted by an 11,000 volt overhead power cable.

The tragedy happened just weeks after Liz Hurley had married her husband Arun Nayar at the Castle in 2007.

Yesterday at Gloucester Crown Court a lawyer appearing on behalf of Sudeley Castle Ltd, run by millionaire socialite Henry Dent-Brocklehurst and his sister Mary, pleaded guilty to a charge that the company failed in its duty to ensure the safety of people not in its employment.

Story via thisisbristol.co.uk

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