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Employee injury highlights need for health and safety signs

15th December 2009 | Health and Safety Signs

A West Midlands company has been fined after an incident in which an employee was injured, highlighting the importance of health and safety signs.

KTC (Edibles) Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 at West Bromwich magistrates court following the incident that took place in February 2008 and resulted in employee Noshad Ali being injured.

It happened when a mezzanine floor at the firm's Moorcroft Drive premises collapsed, trapping Mr Lai under 1,000 kg of rice and beans, which highlights the importance of installing safety signs.

The company was fined £12,500 and Gardabil Singh Tiwana, an inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, commented: "This company showed scant regard for health and safety practice, putting their employees at risk of serious injury, if not death."

Meanwhile, Bedfordshire company Flitwick was recently fined £20,000 after breaching the health and safety regulations on several occasions, highlighting the importance of warning signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19512719-ADNFCR


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