Occupational Safety And Health

Packaging firm Euro Packaging UK ltd was fined £100k, after a worker’s arm was crushed in machinery

Food packaging firm fined £100k for hand crush

By James Ridler

A company that manufactures packaging for the food and drink industry has been fined £100,000 for health and safety offences, after a worker’s hand was crushed.

Greencore was fined £1M, after a contractor fell from a stepladder and died

Greencore fined £1M for worker’s death

By James Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has been fined £1M for safety failings, after a contractor died after falling from a stepladder. 

Carlsberg says it is co-operating with the HSE to establish the cause of the leak

Brewer to improve ‘rigorous procedures’ after death

By Noli Dinkovski

Carlsberg UK has claimed the safety of its employees is of the “utmost importance” after being served an improvement notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following a gas leak that led to the death of one of its workers.

Bakkavor was fined £2M for safety failings

Bakkavor fined £2M for worker’s death

By Michael Stones

Prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has been fined £2M for safety failings, after one of its workers died when plastic bales fell on top of him.

Warburtons was fined £2M after a work sustained live changing injuries after falling from a mixing machine

Warburtons fined £2M for worker’s fall

By James Ridler

Warburtons has been fined £2M for health and safety failings, after a worker was hospitalised after sustaining life changing injuries following a fall from a mixing machine.

Müller have been fined £400,000 after a worker fell through a fragile roof panel

Müller fined £400,000 for roof fall

By James Ridler

Müller UK and Ireland Group has been ordered to pay more than £400,000 for safety failings, after a worker fell 4.6m through a fragile roof panel.

ICH ltd was fined £20k after a worker fell through the ceiling of an Iceland Foods store

Firm fined £20k for Iceland ceiling fall

By James Ridler

A firm has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 for safety failings, after one of its workers fell through the ceiling of an Iceland Foods’s store.

Fatalities at food and drink firms cause over the past year are reviewed in this gallery

Food firms: fatal injuries and prosecutions

By James Ridler

Over the past year, more than 20 food and drink firms have been fined for health and safety failings. Four of these prosecutions were for fatalities.

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