Firms admit health and safety breaches after delivery driver killed in Hebden Bridge

Oasis, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge.
Oasis, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge.

A Hebden Bridge food store company will be sentenced in September after it admitted breaching Health and Safety at Work legislation over the death of a delivery driver back in December 2012.

Doncaster man Keith Jarman, 65, died after a metal delivery cage fell onto him while he was at the Oasis store in Crown Street.

Today (Wednesday) the managing director of Oasis (Hebden Bridge) Limited John Gumbley formally entered a guilty plea on behalf of the firm to the charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act during a brief hearing before a judge at Bradford Crown Court.

Mr Jarman’s employer DHL Supply Chain Ltd also formally admitted a similar charge under the same legislation.

Prosecutor Nicholas De La Poer told Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC that the pleas meant a timetable could be fixed for progress of the case with a sentence hearing due to take place on September 8.