Viridor is being prosecuted after an employee died in an incident involving his vehicle.
Lee Jane, 57, died in June 2015 while working at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. He had been based at the company’s local depot for nine years.
The Health and Safety Executive is bringing four charges against Viridor, relating to systems of working, training and risk assessments. A preliminary hearing is due at Plymouth Magistrates Court on 7 June.
In a statement, Viridor said: “The death of our colleague Lee Jane in June 2015 was a tragedy and our thoughts continue to be with his family and friends at their devastating loss.
“Since the incident we have been co-operating fully with the relevant authorities and continue to do so. We take our health and safety responsibilities very seriously.
“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
The charges under the following regulations:
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 – Section 2(1)
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 – Section 3(1)
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – Regulation 3(1)(a)
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – Regulation 3(1)(b)