TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following a death at a Holmfirth construction site.
Mark James Taylor, 36, from Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, is thought to have been killed while using a pile-driving machine at the Fearnought Works construction site on April 18 last year.
An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.
Yesterday, almost nine months after the incident, police revealed they had arrested two men on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence.
Their identities have not been given.
The men are also suspected of other health and safety infringements and perverting the course of justice.
They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is also holding an investigation but cannot report its findings until all criminal proceedings are completed.
The tragic incident at the new homes site next to Holmfirth police station on Huddersfield Road, happened just after 8.30am.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed on waste ground next to the site and Mr Taylor, who was working on the site for the South Yorkshire-based construction company Green Piling Ltd, was flown to hospital, but he could not be saved.
Later in the morning, officials from the contractors and the HSE carried out investigations at the scene.
The accident happened on the former Dunsley Heat site, which was cleared for redevelopment.
The new housing estate, built by Ben Bailey Homes, is now almost complete.