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Workers exposed to risk of serious injury

19-01-2011

An egg packing business has been fined for exposing its employees to the risk of serious injury on a regular basis.

Workers employed by the partnership known as James Gammie had to use a specific machine, called a screw conveyor, to clear away chicken manure from each of the company's three sheds at its premises in Leightonhill Farm, Brechin.

James Gammie of Gawnmoss Farm, Banff, pleaded guilty to one breach of Regulation 11 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). At Forfar Sheriff Court the company was fined £3,000.

Read the HSE Press Release to find out more.

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