THE JURY in the long-running trial of garden landscaping supplies firm Deco-Pak and two of its directors is expected to begin deliberating its verdicts tomorrow.

Deco-Pak denies the corporate manslaughter of maintenance engineer Andrew Tibbott who died at the factory in Halifax Road, Hipperholme, on Good Friday, 2017.

Mr Tibbott, 48, was crushed to death when he was pinned by a robotic arm to a convey-or belt after he walked through a gap in the safety fencing on an RM packaging ma-chine.

Company directors, Rodney Slater (left), 62, of Wellbank View, Rochdale, and Michael Hall (right), 64, of Hullen Edge Lane, Elland, plead not guilty to Mr Tibbott’s manslaughter by gross negligence.

Deco-Pak and Michael Hall have admitted failing to ensure that employees were not exposed to risk. Slater denies that charge.

Mr Tibbott, who had been employed by the company for six weeks, was working alone at the factory in close proximity to the robotic arm when it started up.

Today, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Richard Mansell QC, was continuing his sum-ming up to the jury at Bradford Crown Court.

The trial continues.