Food firms: fatal injuries and prosecutions

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

In this gallery, you can see the health and safety failings that lead to the tragic deaths and learn how your business can avoid tragedy.

Businesses that appear in this gallery include: Interfish, Seamore Farming and Premier Roofing Systems.

Also covered are a fatality involving a forklift truck at a Sainsbury warehouse that was investigated by police this month and a death in a fish factory in Scotland.

There were 16 fatal injuries to workers in the manufacturing sector in 2014–15, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

While the rate of fatalities had fallen by more than half over the last 20 years, provisional figures show that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5.

To learn more, click the next slide to proceed through this gallery of fatalities and prosecutions over the past 10 months.

Meanwhile, soup firm Baxters Food Group was fined £70,000 on September 22 after it admitted serious health and safety failings​ had caused a worker’s hand to become mutilated in a pie machine.

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