Jaguar Land Rover face court over worker’s death

Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by Callum Bentley

Jaguar Land Rover is facing prosecution after a worker was killed at the company’s Speke Boulevard site in 2011.

Graham Begely, 49, was found trapped between two pieces of heavy machinery at JLR’s Halewood, Merseyside facility on September 26, 2011.

The car manufacturer is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive regarding alleged breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

According to the HSE, the charges relate to failing to ensure the safety of the worker and failing to properly assess the risks is employees faced.

Jaguar Land Rover representatives are due to appear before Liverpool Magistrates Court on Thursday for the initial hearing.