Two men have been sentenced to four years in prison by Truro Crown Court following the death of Jason Morgan who was electrocuted when his ladder touched an overhead power cable.

Following Morgan’s death at Great Brynn Barton Farm in 2011, Roger Matthews, Norman Treseder, Philip Tucker and Matthews Plant Hire Ltd went on trial at Truro Crown Court.

The court heard how Morgan was killed while installing safety netting on a barn extension.

The overhead 11,000 volt power line should have been buried to make the site safe.

Matthews, 48, from St Ervan, Wadebridge, and Treseder, 54, from Wendron, Helston, were both found guilty of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Jason Morgan and sentenced to four years in prison.

Tucker, 57, from St Wenn, Bodmin was found guilty of one count under the Health and Safety Act and sentenced to nine months suspended for two years.

Matthews and Tucker were also ordered to pay £10,000 each in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Matthews Plant Hire Ltd was found guilty of two counts under the Health and Safety Act and the company will be sentenced at a later date.

Detective Inspector Stuart Ellis said: “It has been over four years since the tragic death of Jason Morgan at Great Brynn Barton Farm.

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