At Chichester Crown Court on Friday, WD BennettвЂ™s Plant & Services was found guilty of two health and safety breaches that led to the death of two workers and injured a third. The firm had earlier pleaded not guilty.
WD Bennett was found to have breached section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and regulation 4(1) of the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996.
Eurolift (Tower Cranes) pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 4(1) of the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996.
The trial began on 16 March 2009. The court heard how the accident occurred during the dismantling of a tower crane on a Willmott Dixon school site.
The two companies will be sentenced on another date, which has yet to be set.
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