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There were a number of significant problems in the electrics throughout the pub, which was owned by Naylor's brother-in-law and fellow electrician David Bearman.
Bearman previously entered a guilty plea to Harvey's manslaughter.
He also admitted a charge of abstracting electricity, after an unlawful unmetered supply was used to steal energy for the King Harold.
I note that the sparks while not found guilty of manslaughter, was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care to limit the risk or prevent the danger of serious injury or death under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
I wonder if was partly because it was not clear which bits of the job he was personally responsible for, and arguably some of the danger came from work by the landlord himself, who also claims to be an electrician but seems to be something of a crook and who has been found guilty of manslaughter.
It does rather make you wonder what else either of them has worked on. Perhaps a few other former customers are now having an EICR, or at least should be recommended to do so.
It does seem to set the bar for what is acceptable rather lower than we might like, perhaps when we once more can eat out we should not only be looking for food hygiene ratings but also the results of a recent electrical inspection.