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Crawley supermarket fined £20K for OAP’s fall
7:40am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A supermarket giant has been fined more than £20,000 for two breaches of health and safety legislation which left a customer with a broken hip.
Crawley Borough Council brought the prosecution against the Co-operative Group Food Limited after an elderly customer tripped over a shopping basket left on the shop floor at the store in Maidenbower village centre and broke his hip.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court the firm was fined a total of £23,300 and ordered to pay the council’s costs of £3,500.
Councillor Ken Trussell, cabinet member for environment, said he hoped the case would be a “wake-up call” to stores.
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