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Iceland fined £2.5 million after death of worker, Tony Hopkins, at Rotherham store

Iceland Foods has been fined £2.5 million after contractor Tony Hopkins, 58, fell 3m through a suspended ceiling and died as a result of his injuries …

Drinks dispenser gas supplier in court after cylinder explosion causes serious injury

J & R Gases, a beverage gas supply company, has been fined after a gas cylinder exploded, leaving a worker with life-changing leg injuries…

Aldi fined £1 million after delivery driver loses toes in “horrific” accident

The driver sustained severe foot injuries while operating a powered pallet truck at the Aldi store in Somercotes, Derbyshire. He fractured all his toes…

Warburtons fined £1.9m after agency worker Wayne Thorpe injured arm on bread line conveyor belt

CCTV footage revealed that while cleaning the bread line at the Warburtons Eastwood plant, Wayne Thorpe became trapped between a conveyor belt and moulder..

ISO 22000: Revision of food management standard moves one step closer

Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage…

Salad growing company fined after chainsaw injury causes nerve damage

While felling trees, the Growing Green Limited employee suffered deep cuts to his arm at a Brentwood Nursery. No Personal proactive equipment was worn…

London chefs believe long working hours harm their health

A punishing long hours’ culture in professional kitchens puts the mental and physical health of chefs in London at risk, a survey by Unite has revealed…

Hitchen Foods fined £2m after falling plastic bales kill worker

In February 2015, Jacek Adamowicz was cleaning a storage yard when several plastic bales weighing 703kg fell towards him, trapping him against the ground…

Food manufacturer SCLA Limited fined after worker severs fingers on noodle machine

The SCLA worker was clearing a blockage on the noodle production line when his right index and middle fingers were severed. Machine guards did not protect..

Beckett’s Foods fined after meat separating machine crushes workers hand

The Beckett’s Foods worker was loading meat into the machine when he fell. His hand entered the machine, which later required surgery and skin grafts…