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£1 million disappears from national furniture company bottom line

BY David McCabe
Health & Safety
BG Orange

DFS Trading Limited has been fined after safety failings which led to serious neck and head injuries of a worker. The worker was unloading wooden furniture frames at one of their upholstery sites, when he was struck by an unsecured furniture arm which fell from an unstable load.

DFS plead guilty to breaching sections 3 of the Managing Health and Safety at Work Regulation and also section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and have been fined £1million and ordered to pay costs of £15,099.00.

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