Care home fined £65k over resident’s death
The owners of a Preston care home have been fined £65,000 following the death of a 40-year-old mother-of-one, who became trapped between a mattress and a bed rail. Charlotte Young, who suffered from Huntingdon’s disease, was found unconscious on 3 June 2008 at the Sue Ryder Care Home in Cuerden Hall, Bamber Bridge, and died later that morning in hospital.
Fast-food chicken was undercooked
The owner of a Coventry fast-food outlet who served a customer undercooked chicken has pleaded guilty to selling unsafe food. EHOs from Coventry City Council were alerted by a customer last October who complained that a piece of chicken bought from Pizza Hot in Humber Road was not properly cooked.
Morrisons fined £15,000 after man’s foot is crushed
Morrisons Supermarket plc has been fined £15,000 for an accident in which an employee lost a toe after his foot was crushed by a defective truck. The worker was driving a pallet truck that had a broken ‘dead man’s pedal’, which stops the truck if released.
Restaurant owner on conditional discharge
A restaurant owner has been given a two-year conditional discharge after admitting five food hygiene offences. Mohammed Hizfur Rahman had no HACCP food safety management system at the Taj Mahal restaurant, Main Street, Sedbergh when South Lakeland DC EHOs visited in August 2009.