R v SPR Trailer

Sentence – Fine. The defendant company's appeal against a fine imposed in respect of the death of its employee, who had been knocked from a scissor lift at the entrance to the defendant's site, was allowed in part. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that, although the judge had taken the correct sentencing approach with regard to the size of the fine, the impact of the sentence would be restructured by allowing more time for the defendant to pay. Accordingly, the court extended the period within which the defendant had to complete payment of the fine of £120,000, from 2 years to 4 years.

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