Safety flaws at food business exposed at court
A Southampton worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was dragged into an unguarded part of a conveyor belt at a chicken hatchery business in Romsey, a court heard.
Superviser Andrew House, from Calmore, needed hospital treatment and was unable to work for several months after the incident at Faccenda Foods hatchery on 17 March 2014.
Southampton Magistrates Court heard the victim’s left hand was pulled into the ‘running nip’ of the conveyor belt while cleaning the area. He was unable to reach an emergency stop control and a colleague had to stop the conveyor running so Mr House could be released.