The director of a waste recycling company has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence after admitting he knew of the “dilapidated and dangerous” state of a waste sorting machine into which an employee was dragged and crushed to death.

Jagbir Singh, 38, sole director of Birmingham-based Master Construction Products (Skips) Limited (MCPS), was also ordered to undertake 300 hours’ community service and disqualified from being a company director for eight years after pleading guilty to a health and safety offence over the death of 29-year-old Safi Qais Khan. MCPS Ltd, which is now in liquidation, admitted corporate manslaughter and a breach of section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was fined £255,000.

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