Fruit-Packing boss Andrew Stocker has been found guilty of gross negligence and manslaughter following the death of two of his employees on an apple farm. The employees were sent into a low-oxygen tank to collect apples for a county show and were not provided with any breathing apparatus.
A criminal prosecution was brought on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive and Mr Stocker was jailed for two-and-a-half-years. This incident stresses the need for Management Liability Insurance as this would have covered the costs of the lengthy investigation and the defence at trial. He has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. This incident stresses the need for Management Liability Cover. If you want to read the full article about the incident, click here.
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