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'Exceptional Sentence' in HSE prosecution

Jeremy Barnett achieves 'Exceptional Sentence' in HSE prosecution

Jeremy BarnettThe owner of specialist Smoked Salmon Curers, Goldstein Smoked Salmon was conditionally discharged by the Westminster Magistrates Court following his prosecution for breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act after his maintenence man suffered an amputated finger whilst attempting to fix a faulty skinning machine. The Magistrates indicated that this was an exceptional sentence at the very bottom of the sentencing guidelines in view of the powerful mitigating features that were raised.

Mr Goldstein is the owner of Goldstein Smoked Salmon, a company formed in 1960, based in Stanmore, North London. The firm employs approximately 24 employees and supplies it's product mainly to the wholesale market.

The accident occurred when Mr Henderson repaired the skinning machine which was making an irritating noise. On 17.12.10 EH was injured whilst he was wearing gloves, moving his hands toward the cogging mechanism while the machine was still running, sustaining injuries to his fingers and hand. read more

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