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.
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.