JURORS are now deliberating in the trial of two companies accused of health and safety failings after a worker was hit by a toppling saw.

Stoneworld Oxfordshire and G J Harris Engineering Services both deny one count of a failure to discharge a duty in relation to health and safety regulations.

Prosecutors at Oxford Crown Court claim that this failure led to one Stoneworld employee being injured by a toppling Pellegrini wire cut saw.

Outlining the case at the start of the trial prosecutor Shauna Ritchie said Stoneworld had purchased and wanted to install the five-tonne device at its Great Milton site.

READ AGAIN: The opening of the case last week.

The company - which create various interior & exterior stone-made works - contracted another firm G J Harris Engineering Services to install the equipment.

On November 9 2016, jurors were told, while the machinery was being installed, an employee of Stoneworld - Andrew Caffyn - was walking by on his lunch break.

As he did so and while contractor Gerald Harris worked on the large equipment, it has been claimed, it began to topple, before striking Mr Caffyn.

Both companies deny any wrong-doing.

Yesterday, jurors heard closing speeches from prosecutors and the defence before going out to deliberate.