19-year old killed while working for major egg supplier

Nineteen-year-old Ben Spencer had worked for Sunrise Poultry Farms in Loughborough for only two weeks when he was crushed between a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and a wall on 12 April 2021.

The HGV was attempting a complex manoeuvre towards a narrow thoroughfare at the Seagrave Road premises as Mr. Spencer was walking towards it.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that measures in place for segregating pedestrians and moving vehicles were wholly inadequate.

Sunrise Poultry Farms, of Seagrave Road, Sileby, Loughborough, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 17 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and were ordered to pay a fine of £233,000 plus costs of £8,841 at a hearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 22 November 2023.

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