Haulage boss and a mechanic Jailed !!!

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A haulage boss and a mechanic have been jailed following a 2015 tipper truck crash that killed four people in Bath, and today were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court to seven and a-half years and five years three months, respectively.The lorry had “truly serious faults” that were “obvious to anyone” according to investigators.

Grittenham Haulage Ltd had a “cavalier” attitude to maintaining vehicles and the fact is that a lorry as heavy as this is likely to cause serious injury and death to members of the public unless properly maintained. The failures regarding the brakes on this 32-tonne tipper truck were “inexplicable” said the Judge.

“Catastrophic brake failure” was the result of “a disregard for the rules”

The incident was described as “horrific” by Avon and Somerset Police, which led a 22-month investigation into the crash.

DCI Richard Ocone said the sentences reflected the seriousness of the offences committed.

 

 

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