A PRESTIGIOUS car manufacturer has been slapped with a £60,000 fine for a Health and Safety failure.

The iconic Morgan Motor Company, based in Malvern, was deemed guilty of failing to 'assess and control the risk' of unloading and manoeuvring a car chassis while it was being delivered.

The Malvern Gazette understands that an employee was hurt during the incident, which occurred in April of 2018.

However, a company spokesman said it was 'unable to comment on the individual circumstances' of its employees.

The company, based in Pickersleigh Road, pleaded guilty to the health and safety breach on Thursday, October 21 at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court - a plea which it says it entered at the "earliest opportunity". 

The bench ordered that the company must pay an additional £170 to fund victim services.

It's been given until Thursday, November 18 to pay the total amount of £60,170.

A company spokesman said: "We have always admitted responsibility for our part in the incident involving an employee in April 2018 and co-operated in full with the Health and Safety Executive's subsequent investigation into the incident, entering a guilty plea at the earliest opportunity.

"Following the incident, a full investigation has taken place, and - where required - steps have been taken to strengthen our existing procedures.

"The health and safety of our employees and visitors has and always will be our first priority, and this is the first incident of its kind in the company's 112-year history."

The family owned car manufacturer employs 220 people and produces 850 cars assembled by hand per year.

It is famed for its three-wheeler among other models.