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The Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings trial pit collapse site

Trench collapse victim 'miscalculated' risk, court hears

A junior geotechnical engineer’s death in a collapsed trial pit was down to his own “miscalculation” rather than his company’s working practices, which were in fact “commonplace”, a court heard yesterday.

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