St Austell man arrested on manslaughter charge in connection to the death of Ryan Thomas
A St Austell man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection to the death of Ryan Thomas, who died in a work related incident in Cawsand, near Torpoint, on January 16 2013.
A police spokesperson confirmed that a 39-year-old suspect from the St Austell area was questioned at Launceston Police Station and released on Police bail until the May 9 2013 pending further enquires.
Ryan Thomas, from Grampound Road, worked as a linesman for Western Power Distribution.
It is understood the 28-year-old father of one died after the electricity pole he was working on collapsed at the base.
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Mr Thomas had been married to his wife Zara for two years.
Their daughter Maisy is just eight-months-old.Last month his wife paid tribute to her loving husband.
She said: "He always had a cheeky smile on his face, he would make anyone laugh.
"Whenever I think of him all I can see is his smiling face – he always seemed so happy.
"Maisy is always smiling – she gets that from him."
A joint investigation continues involving the Police and the Health and Safety Executive.