A mayonnaise manufacturer is to be prosecuted after a forklift truck driver from Warrington was killed at a factory in Runcorn.

Michael Moran, aged 49, was working at the AAK UK Ltd factory at the Astmoor Industrial Estate on Davy Road when his forklift truck was struck by a reversing lorry.

The truck overturned, killing Mr Moran, on April 18, 2011.

The Health and Safety Executive is bringing criminal proceedings against the company following a subsequent investigation into Mr Moran’s death.

AAK UK Ltd, of King George Dock in Hull, has been charged with single breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The charges relate to failing to ensure Mr Moran’s safety, and failing to properly assess the risks workers’ faced.

The company is due to appear before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.