Food business fined £370,000

Coventry Magistrates' Court (Credit: West Midlands Police)
A food business has to pay nearly £380,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed in a meat separating machine. Becketts Foods pleaded guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court to breaching health and safety laws after the incident that left a 22-year-old worker requiring surgery and skin grafts. On May 11 last year the worker at the company's Moat House site in Coventry was loading meat into the machine, when he fell and his hand entered the machine. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the company fai... For the full story register now for free or login below...