Employers charged with manslaughter of Sidmouth man

PUBLISHED: 11:20 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:54 20 June 2018

Exeter magistrates court. Picture: Terry Ife

Exeter magistrates court. Picture: Terry Ife

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Clinton Devon Farms Partnership has appeared in court charged with corporate manslaughter in relation to the death of a Sidmouth man four years ago.

Kevin Dorman Kevin Dorman

Farm worker Kevin Dorman died while driving a tractor at Houghton Farm, near Newton Poppleford on May 19, 2014.

Mr Dorman attended Sidmouth College and played for Sidmouth Town AFC before his death.

Tributes were paid at the time remembering the 25-year-old’s passion for farming and football and friends said that his loyalty, friendship and humour would be sorely missed.

In a hearing at Exeter Magistrates Court on Tuesday, a plea of not guilty was entered on behalf of Clinton Devon Farms Partnership to a charge of corporate manslaughter by way of failing to properly maintain farm machinery.

The partnership also pleaded not guilty to a charge of failure to discharge general health, safety and welfare duty to employee.

At the same time, representatives for George Perrot, 51, also pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and failure to discharge general, health, safety and welfare duty to employee.

The case was referred to Exeter Crown Court for trial on July 17.

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