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Legal action over boy crush death

Flower tribute at the gate where Jason Keet died
Jason Keet died from a head injury

Three companies are to be prosecuted over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was crushed by an electric gate at his grandparents' home in Dorset.

Jason Keet, from Bournemouth, died when he became trapped between the gate and a pillar outside the flats in Poole on 13 April 2006.

Pearlview Estates Ltd and Faulkner Gates Ltd will be tried under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Poole Borough Council is also prosecuting Electric Gate Services Ltd.

The latter case is being brought under The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992.

The cases are due to be heard together at Wimborne Magistrates' Court in November.

Jason was taken to hospital after the incident, but suffered a head injury and died of a cardiac arrest.

An inquest in 2006 recorded a verdict of accidental death.




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