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FOI request: Injuries & deaths in poultry processing plants

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Dear sir/madam

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request the following:

1, The numbers of reported injuries and deaths at UK poultry abattoirs/processing plants each year between 2007 and the present day - with details of injuries by type e.g. specified/major, over 3 days incapacitated, over 7 days incapacitated.

Note: If possible, details of the injuries involved in the incidents, and the name and location of abattoir / processing plants involved.
Note: I believe the above information is captured under the "Processing and preserving of poultry meat" catagory.

2, The numbers of reported injuries and deaths at UK poultry farms each year between 2007 and the present day - with details of injuries by type e.g. specified/major, over 3 days incapacitated, over 7 days incapacitated.

Note: If possible, details of the injuries involved in the incidents, and the name and location of the farm involved.
Note: I believe the above information is captured under the "Raising of poultry" catagory.

3, The number of HSE enforcement notices / prohibition notices issued to companies engaged in "processing and preserving poultry meat" and "raising of poultry" between 2007 and present day

Yours faithfully, David Shray

Health and Safety Executive

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Mr Shray,

 

Thank you for your recent FOI request.  Please see attached
acknowledgement letter.

 

Any problems or queries, please let me know

 

Thanks,

 

Colette

 

[1]HSE-logoColette Leatherbarrow

FOI Officer

Health & Safety Executive

                               

 

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Mr Shray,

 

Apologies, please see amended letter attached.

 

Sorry for any confusion

 

Thanks,

 

Colette

 

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FOI Officer

Health & Safety Executive

                               

 

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Dear Mr Shray

 

FOI case 201703340

 

Further to your request made by email on 6 March 2017, I attach
information to assist with your questions 1 and 2.  First of all may I
apologise for the delay in responding, the information proved difficult to
extract and as you will see there were a large number of records that fell
into the scope of your request.

 

The period covers 2011 to 15-16 (p)  figures, I have provided the
information split into 2 files the larger file holding each individual
incident reported whilst the other gives an overview of the number of
incidents by accident type and year.

I regret we don’t hold information that would assist from 2007-2011 as the
current RIDDOR notifications database was only introduced in 2011 and we
no longer have access to the earlier data.  Figures supplied for 15-16 are
provisional and subject to change as they are based on live operational
data. Updates and amendments occur from time to time as investigations
progress or information is reviewed.

 

Please note that from 1 October 2013, RIDDOR 2013 came into force.
Reporting requirements significantly changed. See
[1]http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg453.pdf.

 

The data for SIC codes 1012 (Processing and preserving of poultry meat)
and 01470( Raising of Poultry)  will be most relevant for your request.

 

In relation to question 3 – this information is available from searches of
our enforcement database -
[2]http://www.hse.gov.uk/enforce/prosecutio... -  you can search on
main work activity involving “poultry” or on the more specific “raising of
poultry” or “processing and preserving of poultry meat”.

 

We don’t provide the names of organisations that reported the fatalities
to us. This information is withheld under Section 30 (1) (investigations
and proceedings). 

 

Yours

 

Mike Jennions 

 

Mike Jennions 

Field Operations Division |Divisional Support Team

Health & Safety Executive | 1.3 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle L20
7HS |

(: +44(0)203 028 3233 | *: [3][email address]   Web:
[4]www.hse.gov.uk

 

 

 

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