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Measures such as safety signs 'highlighted by Butcher's Pet Care fine'

5th November 2009 | Health and Safety Signs

A pet food manufacturer has been fined £100,000 after an accident resulted in the death of a worker, highlighting the importance of safety signs.

Butcher's Pet Care Ltd will also pay costs of £28,380.91 after pleading guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Employee John O'Connor was killed after entering an enclosure holding an automatic, sensor-operated machine which activated when he was repositioning a jammed pallet.

Neil Craig, Health and Safety Executive Northamptonshire inspector, claims that the gap the employee used to enter the enclosure had been there for nearly two years, highlighting the importance of measures such as safety signs.

He states: "This tragic loss of life could have been so easily avoided if Butchers Pet Care had fulfilled their duty in law to protect the health and safety of their employees."

In other safety signs news, Tulip Limited has been fined £65,000 plus costs of £29,523 after failing to make a sufficient risk assessment of its Multivac machine.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19445200-ADNFCR


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