Four men will serve suspended prison sentences after a church in Cardiff collapsed killing a worker.

Experienced scaffolder Jeffrey Joseph Plevey, 55, from Radyr, died when the derelict building of the former Citadel Church in Splott, Cardiff, fell down as he worked on it in July 2017.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how people had been put to work on a scaffold against a ‘towering stone wall’ that managers, safety professionals and contractors knew, or could see, was obviously unstable before work started. 

Keith Young and Stewart Swain were both convicted of criminal health and safety offences following the incident.

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