William Eichler 19 January 2018

Council to be prosecuted for pupil’s death in bus accident

Council to be prosecuted for pupil’s death in bus accident image

A council is facing prosecution after a pupil at a local school was killed by a minibus on the school grounds.

Ashley Daniel Talbot, a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School, was hit by the vehicle on 10 December 2014 and pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining multiple injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which has investigated the incident, has informed Bridgend County Borough Council that it will be prosecuted over Ashley’s death.

Responding to the decision, a council spokesperson said: ‘We acknowledge the decision of the Health and Safety Executive and await further details of the charges.

‘We have cooperated fully throughout their investigation, and will continue to do so.

‘In the meantime, our thoughts remain with Ashley’s family, friends and anyone who may have been affected by this tragic accident.’

Bridgend council will face a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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