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Tyrone firm faces corporate manslaughter charge over death of Steven McTeague (51) in workplace accident

Father-of-two Steven McTeague died in July 2016

A TYRONE-based company is to face trial, accused of corporate manslaughter and other charges relating to safety assessments, following the death of an employee in a workplace accident.

Appearing in court today on behalf of Terex GB was company representative Paul O’Donnell with an address given as Coalisland Road, Dungannon.

It is alleged the firm, which manufactures machinery for stone crushing and screening, caused the death of father-of-two Steven McTeague (51) on July 14 2016 in a way amounting to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care.

Mr McTeague, who was originally from Omagh but had recently moved to Loughmacrory, was employed at the company’s Killyclogher site near Omagh.

It is further alleged Terex GB failed to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees, failed to ensure persons not in employment but affected were not exposed to health and safety risks, and failed to make suitable and sufficient risk assessments for health and safety of employees.

It is understood Mr McTeague became trapped under machinery and despite being rushed to South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen, died a few days after the incident.

A lawyer appearing on behalf of the Public Prosecution Service told Dungannon Magistrates Court there is a case to answer.

Mr O’Donnell spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood the charges.

District Judge John Meehan remanded the accused on £250 bail and ordered him to attend for arraignment at Dungannon Crown Court next month.

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