Hire firm engineer died when pressure vessel ‘cracked’ under test

AGD Equipment Limited, a Midlands based construction equipment hire company, has been fined £800,000 after employee Mark Seward (aged 49) died whilst testing a hydraulic cylinder which “cracked under pressure”.

A piece of metal was ejected and struck Mr Seward violently in the head. Warwick Crown Court heard how Mr Seward had been working for AGD Equipment Limited for 16 days when the fatal incident happened.

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By Ubong Edet

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