David Temkin prosecutes Oat Milling company on behalf of Health and Safety Executive

May 24, 2018

Acting for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), instructed by Peter Hayes of Fieldings Porter solicitors, David Temkin has prosecuted a Cheshire Oat Milling company for breaches of health and safety law.

Morning Foods Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to discharge its duty under Regulation 17 (1) of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 following an incident at its Gresty Road, Crewe, site in September 2015.

The legislation ensures that vehicles and pedestrians can circulate safely in a workplace.

The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £35,000.

The injured contractor was working with a colleague to clear items from a building on the company’s Widdowson’s Yard, which had been recently acquired by Morning Foods and earmarked for redevelopment.

The contractor had been working to clear the building and determine which items could be salvaged. Towards the end of the six-week project he was hit by a reversing forklift truck. His lower right leg was later amputated.