Two companies accused of health and safety failings after a worker was hit by a toppling saw have been convicted.

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

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

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After two hours and 52 minutes of deliberations jurors today found both companies guilty by a unanimous verdict.

During the trial jurors were told that Stoneworld had purchased and wanted to install the five-tonne device at its Great Milton site.

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 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 began to topple, before striking Mr Caffyn, injuring him.

After the guilty verdicts were entered presiding Judge Nigel Daly agreed to adjourn the case for a later sentencing hearing.

That hearing - set to last two hours - will be held on April 30 at the same court.