ThreeShires Ltd charged over death of Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson
Image caption Anthony Robinson, from Ulverston, was struck by a part from a strimmer chain

A countryside management firm is to appear before court following the death of a worker in Cumbria.

Anthony Robinson, 36, from Ulverston, died in Barrow-in-Furness when he was hit by a stray part of petrol strimmer chain travelling at about 300mph.

The link became detached at Ramsden Dock on 8 February 2010.

Lincolnshire-based ThreeShires Ltd is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following an investigation into the death.

The company, of Kings Gardens in Grantham, which specialises in ecological and forestry work, has been charged with breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 by failing to ensure the safety of workers.

The first hearing of the case is due to take place at Barrow Magistrates' Court on 17 January.

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