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Arrests after Jarvis worker dies

TWO MEN were arrested in connection with possible manslaughter charges after the death of a Jarvis rail worker on Merseyside.

British Transport Police arrested and questioned the pair last week after the death of Peter White on May 9.

A police spokesman said: 'The two have been bailed and advice files will be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.'

A Jarvis spokesman confirmed that the arrested men, whose names have not been released, were both Jarvis employees.

Mr White, aged 52, from St Helens, was killed at around 5am after being struck by a slow-moving works train while carrying out track maintenance work near Edge Hill station. The dead man was employed by Jarvis at its Edge Hill depot.

A Railtrack spokesman said: 'The man was declared dead on site.'

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation into the incident.