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Business ordered to pay £200K after staff member dies

A cash and carry business has been ordered to pay almost £200,000 after a member of staff died at their Avonmouth store.

Branch assistant Annie Brennan was fatally injured by a fork lift truck in December 2011. Booker Ltd were found guilty of a health and safety offence at Bristol Crown Court after an investigation found staff had not been given the correct training and company risk assessments were inadequate.

They were given a fine of £175,000 and ordered to pay and additional £18,455 in prosecution costs.