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Sonae could face charges

The company in charge of a factory in Kirkby where two engineers were killed when they were dragged into a conveyor belt could face criminal charges after an inquest found that procedures were not followed.

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Kirkby company Sonae could face criminal charges after fatal accident

Sonae in Kirkby Credit: ITV Granada

The company in charge of a factory in Merseyside where two engineers were killed when they were dragged into a conveyor belt could face criminal charges after an inquest found that procedures were not followed.

James Bibby, 25, and Thomas Elmer, 27, died while working on a 150ft (46m) tall silo at the Sonae factory in Kirkby on December 7, 2010.

The deaths of the two engineers were caused by a failure to follow procedures and isolate the machinery the two sub-contractors were working on, an inquest jury at Bootle Town Hall found on Tuesday.

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