A CONCRETE firm boss has been found not guilty of killing an employee who was crushed to death by a cement mixer.
A jury at Chelmsford Crown Court acquitted Simon Bromley, 45, of the manslaughter of Lee Balkwell.
Mr Balkwell, then 33, was found dead under the drum of a cement mixer at Baldwin’s Farm, Dennises Lane, South Ockendon, on July 18, 2002.
Bromley was found guilty of a second charge of failing to ensure the health and safety of his employee.
He will return to court to be sentenced on Tuesday.