A Lincolnshire company has been cleared of breaching health and safety regulations following the death of a skip lorry driver from Lincoln.
Lindum Group Ltd appeared before Lincoln Crown Court in February and denied two charges between September 1 and October 18, 2013 alleging failures to maintain a hook loader and that the skip lorry was properly examined.
The prosecution was brought by the Health and Safety Executive following the death of 66-year-old Lincoln man Anthony Jackson after an incident at Gamston Airfield near Retford in October 2013.
Nottinghamshire Police was called to the airfield at 9.50am on October 17, 2013, after Mr Jackson’s lorry overturned and he was fatally injured.
Driver Mr Jackson was taken to Sheffield Northern General Hospital where he died shortly afterwards.
The HSE said it had accepted that Lindum Group was not responsible for the death and today at the crown court the prosecution offered no evidence against the company.
Judge John Pini formally gave not guilty charges on both charges.
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