Supermarket worker crushed by roll cage
A supermarket chain has been fined after one of its workers was crushed by a roll cage and suffered serious injuries.
The worker was unloading goods from a tail lift of a delivery vehicle at the store in Chadwell St Mary, Essex when the cage fell on top of her causing serious crush injuries including fractures to her pelvis.
The employee was taken to hospital where she was treated for her injuries and was off work for several months and returned in a different role. The incident took place on 30 September.
The company’s risk assessment for dealing with cage store delivery required two people to work together to remove roll cages from the tail lifts of delivery vehicles.
The supermarket pleaded guilty and were fined £160,000. Thurrock Council was awarded costs of £18,118.