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Jason Morgan electrocution: Matthews Plant Hire Ltd

Roger Matthews and Norman Treseder Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Roger Matthews (left) and his employee Norman Treseder were found to be "grossly negligent" at Truro Crown Court

A company has been fined for health and safety breaches after a farm worker was electrocuted.

Matthews Plant Hire Ltd was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £10,000 costs at Truro Crown Court.

The firm's boss Roger Matthews, 48, and his employee Norman Treseder, 55, were both jailed for four years last month.

Jason Morgan, 33, from Bristol, was killed at Great Brynn Barton Farm near Roche, Cornwall when a ladder came into contact with an 11,000 volt power line.

Matthews of Wadebridge and Treseder of Helston were found to be "grossly negligent" when they appeared at Truro Crown Court in August.

Mr Morgan died in 2011 when he was installing safety netting on a barn extension on a work site described as "a death trap" during the trial.

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Jason Morgan was installing safety netting on a barn extension on a work site described as "a death trap" by the prosecution

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