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Shropshire egg supplier fined following employee fall

9th May 2012 | Warning Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A Shropshire egg supplier has been prosecuted after a female worker was hit with serious foot injuries following a fall.

The employee fractured two bones in her left ankle and the heel bone of her right ankle due to the incident on July 26th 2011, where she fell through a hole in the floor of a poultry barn at Staveley's Eggs.

Following an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it was found that there were no warning signs in the workplace, while no one had informed the woman about repair work that was ongoing at the time.

HSE inspector Lyn Mizen said: "This incident could have easily been prevented if a suitable risk assessment had been carried out. Fundamental and basic measures such as nailing the door shut or posting warning signs had not been taken."

Judith Hackitt, chair of the HSE, recently advised firms that they should try to stop such accidents by adopting health and safety measures at the start of their working processes.

She noted that such an approach will also save time and money.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801359007-ADNFCR


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