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Company to be prosecuted over death

Pic Shows...Ryan Acaster, 17, from Brinscall in Lancashire, who has died after he was thrown from his off road bike after hitting a metal wire suspended between two trees....See Copy

Pic Shows...Ryan Acaster, 17, from Brinscall in Lancashire, who has died after he was thrown from his off road bike after hitting a metal wire suspended between two trees....See Copy

A company will be prosecuted after a teenager was thrown off his motorbike and died.

17-year-old Ryan Acaster from Chorley was riding his 110cc off road-bike when it hit a metal cable strung between two trees.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is taking legal action against JA Jones and Sons (Churchtown) Ltd after the incident on the Hesketh Estate in Crossens, Southport, on July 20, 2008.

Ryan was thrown from his bike and suffered fatal head injuries.

JA Jones and Sons (Churchtown) Ltd - a tenant on the Hesketh Estate - has been charged with breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The charge relates to failing to ensure the safety of people visiting the estate.

The company, of Bankfield Lane in Churchtown, is due to appear before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, February 14 for the first hearing in the case.

 

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