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.
Chicken processing plant Moy Park fined £200,000 after worker injured
A chicken processing company has been fined £200,000 after admitting breach of health and safety regulations after a worker was injured.
Moy Park fined for safety failings
Poultry giant Moy Park has been fined £200,000 after a member of staff suffered a 'deep laceration' from a cutting line blade.