Firm handed £100k legal bill over Terrington St Clement death

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A company has been ordered to pay almost £100,000 in fines and costs in connection with the death of one of its workers at a West Norfolk nursery almost four years ago.

Grzegorz Pieton, who was 26, died when the tractor and trailer he was driving made contact with an overhead power line at the Belmont Nursery site in Terrington St Clement in July 2010.

And the company which ran the site in the Long Road area of the village, PS and JE Ward Ltd, was fined £50,000 during a sentencing hearing at Norwich Crown Court on Friday.

A jury had found the firm guilty of breaching its general duty to an employee following a two-week trial earlier this year, but cleared it of a charge of corporate manslaughter.

As well as the fine, the firm was ordered to pay costs of £47,937.20.