Firms will be sentenced for crane collapse that led to death of two workers and one injury

Two companies have been found guilty of health and safety breaches which left two men dead and one man seriously injured when a crane collapsed.

Gary Miles, 37, and Steven Boatman, 45, from Reading, Berkshire, fell to their deaths after an 118ft crane collapsed at a school site in Sussex in February 2005. A third man was also injured in the accident.

The men were employed by Eurolift (Tower Cranes), which is owned by WD Bennett's Plant & Services. WD Bennett's had been hired to provide, erect and dismantle two cranes by Willmott Dixon, the principle contractor on site.

WD Bennett's was charged alongside Eurolift (Tower Cranes), who pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches at the beginning of the trial.

Both companies will be sentenced on a date yet to be set.