Firms admit health and safety breaches
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.