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Cider firm fined £1.4 Million

A Gloucestershire cider manufacturer has been fined £1.4 Million. A van driver was killed when the end of a security barrier speared through the vehicle’s windshield and fatally crushed him. An HSE investigation into the incident found the company had installed the barrier a month earlier, and failed to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. The company also failed to implement a safe system of work to ensure the barrier could be secured safely when open and closed.