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H&S prosecution for breaches that caused death

Coventry scrap and recycling business Easco has been prosecuted and fined £200,000 after a worker was killed by a lorry at one of its sites. The company pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act and was also ordered to pay £55,000 costs by Coventry Crown Court on February 5 2008.Health & Safety Executive inspector Jenny Skeldon said: Had basic health and safety precautions been observed it is most unlikely that such a fatality would have occurred.