Company and man charged in connection with death of two men in Falkirk in Myrehead Farm tragedy

A company and a 60-year-old man have been charged in connection with the death of two men at Myrehead Farm when they were working at the site near Falkirk in May 2019.

Peter Walker, 53 from Blackburn and Paul Henderson, 48 from Grangemouth died when a wall that was being worked on at Myrehead Farm, Haining Road, near Whitecross, collapsed on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Two others were injured in the tragedy.

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A company and 60 year-old man who have not been publicly identified by the police have been charged in connection with the deaths.

Myrehead Farm, which lies just off the A803, between Linlithgow and Falkirk. Two men died and two others were injured after a wall collapsed at a farm near Falkirk (Picture: Michael Gillen).
Myrehead Farm, which lies just off the A803, between Linlithgow and Falkirk. Two men died and two others were injured after a wall collapsed at a farm near Falkirk (Picture: Michael Gillen).

Detective Inspector Rob Andrews, of Forth Valley CID, said: “Following a joint investigation by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive, a 60-year-old man and a company have been charged in connection with these deaths.

“Our thoughts remain with the families of the men who died and we continue to work to find answers for them. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

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Paul Henderson of Grangemouth who was killed at Myrehead Farm, near Whitecross on Monday, May 6 after a wall collapsed.