A man has been acquitted of killing a teenage colleague by beginning a machine while he used to be inside of.
Michael McLean, 17, died in sanatorium in August 2015 several days after an incident on the closing day of his summer season job at an Aberdeenshire industrial cleaning firm.
Dean Reynolds, 23, from Keith, denied culpable abolish.
A jury at the High Court in Aberdeen took an hour-and-a-half to search out the payment no longer proven by a majority.
Mr McLean used to be realized at the premises of Denholm MacNamee, in Inverurie.
The cramped one’s father Tag McLean – who furthermore worked at the firm – battled to build his lifestyles by performing CPR after the scare used to be raised about his son.
The spooler machine in inquire is ragged to spice up and decrease subsea cables.
The trial heard the company used to be earlier fined £a hundred and twenty,000 after admitting breaching Neatly being and Safety pointers over a failure to evaluate the trouble the cramped one will had been uncovered to.
The jury of 9 girls and six men used to be rapid Mr McLean’s broken neck and torn spinal cord had been in line with tumbling inside of a machine.
Mr Reynolds rapid the court docket he used to be no longer present when the cramped one got damage.
He said he had sent messages to his accomplice about the incident by which he said a younger lad used to be “per chance unimaginative” and that he used to be “s******g myself”.
‘I used to be frightened’
Requested why he had written that, Mr Reynolds added: “On epic of I used to be scared of what I may per chance viewed.”
Mr McLean’s father expressed disappointment at the verdict out of doors court docket and added: “I’m enraged”.
Mr Reynolds declined to comment as he left court docket.