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Baldwins trial to go ahead

The UK Crown Prosecution Service has announced that it will begin the prosecution of Baldwins Crane Hire for corporate manslaughter in October.

The company was charged this time last year following the death of one of its operators - Lindsay Easton, who died on August 15th 2011 after his crane, a 500 tonne Liebherr, ran away as he negotiated a steep road, while leaving the Scout Moor wind farm in Lancashire. The crane crashed into an earth bank on an escape road crushing the chassis cab – click here to see: Crane runs away in UK and Crane operator named.

The case was postponed for a year last October due to lack of available court time, but will now proceed in the next few weeks. For more details on the case click here to see Crane company faces corporate manslaughter charges