Fruit packing manager manslaughter trial underway

The manager of a fruit packing operation in Hampshire has gone on trial accused of the manslaughter of two of his workers. Scott Cain and Ashley Clarke died after falling unconscious at the Blackmoor estate near Liss.

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Fruit packing manslaughter trial starts in Hampshire

The manager of a fruit packing operation in Hampshire has gone on trial accused of the manslaughter of two of his workers.

Scott Cain and Ashley Clarke, both in their twenties, died after falling unconscious in a building used to store apples at the Blackmoor Estate near Liss in Hampshire.

The building did not have enough oxygen in it and the prosecution says employees were "encouraged" to go in without breathing apparatus. Andrew Stocker, their manager, denies the charges. The trial continues. Andrew Pate sent this report from Winchester Crown Court.

Manager on trial after fruit packing firm deaths in Liss

The manager of a fruit packing operation has gone on trial accused of the manslaughter of two workers.

Scott Cain and Ashley Clarke died after going into an oxygen deprived unit at the Blackmoor Estate near Liss in Hampshire.

The prosecution says their manager, Andrew Stocker, "approved and encouraged" employees to go into the containers without breathing apparatus. He denies two charges.

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