Firms ad­mit health and safety breaches

Halifax Courier - - This Week In Court -

A Heb­den Bridge food store com­pany will be sen­tenced in Septem­ber af­ter it ad­mit­ted breach­ing Health and Safety at Work leg­is­la­tion over the death of a de­liv­ery driver back in De­cem­ber 2012.

Don­caster man Keith Jar­man, 65, died af­ter a metal de­liv­ery cage fell onto him while he was at the Oa­sis store in Crown Street.

The man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Oa­sis (Heb­den Bridge) Lim­ited, John Gum­b­ley, for­mally en­tered a guilty plea on be­half of the firm to the charge un­der the Health and Safety at Work Act dur­ing a brief hear­ing be­fore a judge at Bradford Crown Court on Wed­nes­day.

Mr Jar­man’s em­ployer, DHL Sup­ply Chain Ltd, also for­mally ad­mit­ted a sim­i­lar charge un­der the same leg­is­la­tion.

Pros­e­cu­tor Ni­cholas De La Poer told Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC that the pleas meant a timetable could be fixed for progress of the case with a sen­tence hear­ing due to take place on Septem­ber 8.

The Oa­sis food store, Heb­den Bridge, where the ac­ci­dent hap­pened.

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