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Mr Doomits, Bistock
on April 20, 2017

Moy Park poultry worker injury results in fine

Machinery started before it should have, resulting in worker’s hand injury

From WATTAgNet:

U.K. poultry company Moy Park has been fined GBP200,000 (US$156,232) after admitting that a breach in safety protocols in 2015 resulted in a worker injury.

The accident occurred when an engineer at the poultry plant in Anwick had his finger on a blade on a production line, and the line was restarted. The worker, Barry Tye, was hospitalized for the cut, missed a day of work and was temporarily reassigned to light duties there.

The company pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

In addition to paying the fine, Moy Park was ordered to pay GBP11,924 (US$9,315).

Moy Park, headquartered in Northern Ireland, is one of the U.K.’s top 15 food companies and among the top 5 poultry companies in Europe, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database. It is a subsidiary of JBS, which acquired the company from Marfrig Global Foods in 2015.


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