A Wendron man has been convicted of manslaughter following the death of a farm worker in 2011.

Jason Morgan, from Bristol, died when his ladder touched an overhead 11,000 volt cable at Great Brynn Barton Farm near Roche.

Norman Treseder, 54, from Wendron, who was managing the construction at the site at the time of the incident, was today found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence at Truro Crown Court.

Roger Matthews, 47, from St Ervan, Wadebridge, who was the site owner, was also found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence, and Philip Tucker, 57, from St Wenn, Bodmin, who engaged Mr Morgan to carry out the work, was found guilty of one count under the health and safety act.

Matthews Plant Hire Ltd was also found guilty of two counts under the health and safety act.

Following the verdict, Detective Inspector Stuart Ellis of Devon and Cornwall Police said: “It has been over four years since the tragic death of Jason Morgan at Great Brynn Barton Farm. I can only imagine the emotion and consequences for Mr Morgan’s family and friends during this time.

“Under the Work Related Death Protocol, I have worked closely with the Health and Safety Executive and Crown Prosecution Service during this time to establish the facts of this incident and identify those responsible.

“I hope that this trial will help those concerned with Jason to understand more fully what happened on that day, and that the verdicts will help to bring some form of resolution for them.

“This case also serves to highlight the importance of Health and Safety matters to all those involved in construction and the tragic consequences that can occur unless appropriate precautions are taken.”

The men will be sentenced on September 14 at Bristol Crown Court.