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Norfolk company found not guilty of corporate manslaughter after worker was electrocuted

20:25 15 April 2014

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A Norfolk flower firm has today been found not guilty of corporate manslaughter but guilty of failing to ensure the safety of an employee at Norwich Crown Court after a worker was electrocuted.

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Grzegorz Pieton, 26, had been driving a tractor when its trailer made contact with the 11,000 volt overhead cables at Belmont Nursery, Terrington St Clement.

He had been moving soil at the firm, which produced cut flowers and bulbs for companies that supply supermarket chains.

Mr Pieton, a Polish national who had a wife and young daughter, died on July 15, 2010 in the peony field off Long Road.

A nearby resident had found him after seeing “dark-coloured smoke” over the top of her bungalow.

She called the emergency services and Mr Pieton was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn by ambulance and pronounced dead at 11.18am.

It took the jury of seven men and five women five hours and six minutes to find owning company PS and JE Ward, based in King’s Lynn, guilty of failing to ensure the safety of an employee but not guilty of corporate manslaughter.

Judge Stephen Holt adjourned sentencing until June 6 and indicated it would be a financial penalty.

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