Safety Failings

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. 

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.

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 HSE has prosecuted Veetee Foods for the second time this month

Rice firm fined £35k for safety failings

By Laurence Gibbons

A rice processor has been fined for safety failings for a second time this year, after a worker crushed three fingers in unguarded machinery.

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