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Nicholas de la Poer in successful Iceland fatality prosecution


The jury returned unanimous verdicts of guilty against Iceland in relation to health and safety offences. Iceland were investigated following the death of a maintenance contractor, who fell from an unguarded platform area when carrying out a routine filter change at the Rotherham store.

Nicholas de la Poer was instructed by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to advise pre-charge and conducted the trial which led to the verdicts. Iceland was convicted of 1 offence of exposing employees to a risk of danger and 1 offence of exposing non employees to a risk of danger under sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The period of the offending was 9 months.

Iceland will be sentenced later this year.

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