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Northern Ireland food factory fined for employee head injuries

Linden Foods Ltd. has been fined following an accident which left one of its employees with serious head injuries.

BBC News reports that Lucas Da Costa was struck by falling pallets at the company's Dungannon factory in February 2010.

The company pleaded guilty to two counts of health and safety breaches in that it failed to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees and failed to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety to employees.

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