Power firm fined £300,000 for worker’s death
A power firm has been fined £300,000 with £219,352 costs after one of its engineers was killed while working on overheard power lines in Norfolk.
Jonathan Crosby, 45, of Dickleburgh died instantly after being hit by 8,000 volts of electricity while working in Sawmills Road, Diss.
Norwich Crown Court heard how UK Power Networks staff, formerly EDF Energy, had not been trained properly.
The company said by its guilty plea it acknowledged its responsibilities.
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