Pyranha Mouldings who manufactured kayaks have been found guilty of Corporate Manslaughter after a 5 week trial. A worker became trapped inside an industrial oven which was turned on without anybody realising the worker was inside. He could not raise an alarm or stop the warming-up process from inside the oven. He unfortunately sustained severe burns and died of shock. Sentencing is likely to take place in February.

Business owners and management must ensure that their manufacturing and work processes are appropriately safety tested and risk assessed to avoid injury and death.

For advice on Health and Safety issues, Regulatory compliance and defence of prosecutions and investigations contact Alan Davies, Pitmans Solicitors 0118 9570300 or alandavies@pitmans.com