Food Manufacture’s most read stories of 2017

Food Manufacture’s most read stories of 2017

By Gwen Ridler

2 Sisters boss Ranjit Boparan’s call to give evidence before a parliamentary committee and Nestlé’s relocation of some of its manufacturing operations to Poland feature in this photogallery of the most read stories on our website this year.

Manufacturer Fishgate Ltd was fined £100k for a forklift truck accident

Food firm fined for forklift accident

By Gwen Ridler

A manufacturer of prepared meals has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 for safety failings, after a worker fell 6m off the back of a forklift truck.

A fatal grain silo accident has resulted in a £50k fine

Grain silo death results in £50k fine

By Gwen Ridler

A fatal accident in a grain storage facility resulted in a £50,000 fine for farming firm Maurice Mason Ltd last week (Friday March 10).

Paynes Stores was fined after a worker stood on an apple box on forklift truck to carry out work on a roof

Kent fruit firm fined for safety failings

By Laurence Gibbons

A Kent-based fruit business has been fined for safety failings after it allowed a contractor to access a door for repair by standing on an apple box raised at height by a forklift truck.

The risk of fatal injury was entirely foreseeable, said the HSE

Transport firm fined £80k after worker’s fatal accident

By Michael Stones

An animal feed firm has been fined £80,000 for safety failings after one of its workers died when he was buried under up to 10t of wheat being unloaded from a lorry – the second such prosecution in the past month.

The accident happened at Premier's Mr Kipling cake factory

Premier Foods’s skull-crush worker wins payout

By Nicholas Robinson

A Premier Foods engineer has received a significant amount in compensation after he was left with life-changing injuries following a devastating accident at its Moreton cake factory.

Falls, slips, trips, burns and severed limbs are some of the most common accidents in the food and drink manufacturing sector

Health and safety timeline warns of poorly guarded machinery

By Laurence Gibbons

Poorly guarded machinery has been one of the most common causes of accidents in the food and drink manufacturing sector over the last 12 months – with a number of workers losing fingers as a result, can exclusively reveal.

The pressing tool stamped down on both the worker’s hands, Carlise Court was told

Whisky packaging firm told to pay £219k for severed fingers

By Mike Stones

The packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has been ordered to pay £219,000, after a worker lost four fingers and severed parts of two others in an accident with a whisky packaging machine at its Whitehaven factory, Cumbria on September 14 2010.

Safety row escalates

Safety row escalates

By Sarah Britton

Ready meal manufacturer defends record as demo is threatened

Covered for all eventualities

Covered for all eventualities

Injury rates in food and drink companies are nearly double the manufacturing industry average. Yet 80% of accidents are easily preventable through better training and reduced manual handling, says Michelle Knott


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