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Pet Food News
on November 16, 2009

Firm fined £100,000 for employee death

UK petfood company Butcher's Pet Care Ltd. was fined £100,000 (US$168,300) for the death of an employee due to the company's breach of health and safety regulations, according to the BBC.

UK petfood company Butcher's Pet Care Ltd. was fined £100,000 (US$168,300) for the death of an employee due to the company's breach of health and safety regulations, according to the BBC .

John O'Connor, 38, from Rugby, Warwickshire, was crushed to death in 2003 when he climbed into a palletizing machine to clear a blockage.

The machine should have had a system to prevent anyone gaining access until the power was shut off, according to health and safety regulations.

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