A man has been found guilty in the killing of a glass tile factory worker who died in the workplace, but his lawyer said his client was “not a criminal”.
Key points:A jury found that the accused man killed 36-year-old Andrew Pugh, who was working on glass tiles for the factory owner in Port KemblaKey points The court heard Mr Pugh’s brother and partner also died in a workplace accident in 2012A jury also found the accused, whose name has not been revealed, did not commit a criminal offenceMr Pugh worked as a labourer in the glass tiles industry in Port Adelaide, South Australia, for more than 20 years, but died in June 2012.
The jury deliberated for about two hours before finding him guilty of the murder of Mr Pough, who died after being hit by a piece of glass that shattered during a night shift.
In a statement, defence lawyer Mark Pugh said his clients innocence was not in question.
“Our client has been exonerated, as has his family,” Mr Paugh said.
“He was never convicted of a criminal act, he never was charged with one.
The truth will come out.”
The accused was not convicted of manslaughter in Mr Puff’s death, but was found guilty on all counts of the homicide of Mr Vinson.
The case has prompted calls for more transparency about workplace deaths, and the coronial inquest into the death of Mr Wooton in 2011.
The Coroners Court heard Mr Wodson was found in a hospital bed with multiple head injuries, including fractures to his skull and internal bleeding.
He died in hospital just weeks after he was taken off life support.
Mr Wodman was also found with multiple internal injuries and died in November 2011.
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