Lincolnshire firm sentenced following death of motorist


J.E. Dale Farmers Limited has today pleaded guilty at Grimsby Crown Court to offences under section 3 of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 (HSWA), and were fined £45,000 plus £30,000 costs.

Catherine Ainsworth, from the CPS said: "This was a tragic case in which Mr Thompson needlessly lost his life. Traumatically the incident was witnessed and experienced by his wife, a passenger in the vehicle. Our thoughts remain with Mrs Thompson and her family, as they have been throughout.

"The sentence handed down today emphasises the fundamental importance of observing health and safety measures in the workplace. This dreadful incident illustrates the fact that failing to have or neglecting to follow the correct procedures can result in the most tragic consequences. The Thompson family will live with those consequences forever."