SI 2019/599
22nd March 2019
March news letter
26th March 2019

Food manufacturer fined £1.866 million.

A North Yorkshire food manufacturing company has been fined £1,866,000 and ordered to pay £8,019 in costs after two workers suffered serious injuries when they fell over four metres through a rooflight.  An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the roof was made of asbestos cement and had several rooflights situated along it but they were not visible due to the build-up of moss and dirt which had accumulated over the years. Employees had also not been made aware of them.