A company who lost one of its employees in a 2011 explosion is to be charged with corporate manslaughter.  Three individuals will also be charged with health and safety breaches.

Michael Winfrey, who was caught in the blast, was airlifted to hospital but sadly died later that day.  At the time of the explosion the companies chief executive described him as a “fine man” and one of the firm’s longest serving employees.  His co-worker was seriously injured in the blast but luckily his injuries did not prove fatal.

Jane Wragg, from the specialist crime and counter-terrorism division of the Crown Prosecutions Service, stated that she had reviewed evidence gathered by South Yorkshire Police and The Health and Safety Executive.  After review of the evidence she had concluded that the company (Sterecycle) should be charged with the offence of corporate manslaughter.  She went on to say that three senior members of staff from the plant would be charged under Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act and with perverting the course of justice.

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