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Companies admit health and safety breaches over death of Aidan Gallagher at Newmarket roadworks

PUBLISHED: 11:54 26 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 26 September 2017

Aidan Gallagher

Aidan Gallagher

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Two companies which have admitted health and safety breaches following the death of a road worker will be sentenced in December.

Father-of-three Aidan Gallagher, 37, who lived in Ipswich and Felixstowe during more than 12 years in Suffolk, died on the B1063 at Lidgate, near Newmarket, in 2014.

On Tuesday, Sean Hegarty Ltd, of London Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to being an employer which failed to discharge its duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare to Mr Gallagher, who was an employee, between January 1 2014 and May 14 2014,

At an earlier hearing, an indicated guilty plea was entered on behalf of Kier Integrated Services Ltd, of Sandy, Bedfordshire to a charge of failing to discharge its duty of health and safety to a person other than an employee on or before May 13, 2014.

The court heard that the charges related to Mr Gallagher’s death on May 13, 2014 on the B1063 at Lidgate.

It is believed Mr Gallagher died after being struck by a vehicle.

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