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Nestlé fined in the UK for health and safety violations

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Nestlé Purina UK has been fined GBP 50,000 after five workers suffered severe burns when a steam pressure system malfunctioned. The accident occurred on 4 August 2006. The five workers were doing maintenance on a hydrostat, a high-pressure food-processing machine, when they were hit by an uncontrolled release of steam and boiling water at the Nestlé Purina plant in Wisbech.

Please see the UK Health and Safety Executive press release here.

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