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Company cleared of corporate manslaughter over death at Terrington St Clement nursery

Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

A company which ran a West Norfolk nursery where a worker was killed almost four years ago was this week cleared of corporate manslaughter in connection with the death.

A jury at Norwich Crown Court found PS and JE Ward not guilty of the charge on Tuesday.

However, they did convict the firm of a second charge of breaching its general duty to an employee.

The verdicts were delivered at the end of a two-week trial which was held in connection with the death of Grzegorz Pieton.

The 26-year-old Polish national died when a metal hydraulic lift trailer that he had been towing came into contact with overhead power cables in the Long Road area of Terrington St Clement on July 15, 2010.

He was pronounced dead the same day.

The case was first brought to court in November 2012, following a joint investigation by Norfolk Police and the Health and Safety Executive.

The case has now been adjourned for a sentencing hearing, which will take place on June 6.

 

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