Aldi pleads guilty to health and safety breaches

Supermarket Aldi has admitted health and safety breaches at one of their stores in Somercotes, Derbyshire.

In November 2013 there was an incident at the store in which a delivery driver suffered serious injuries to his foot.

Aldi Stores Ltd pleaded guilty to two health and safety charges brought by Amber Valley Borough Council.

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Aldi appeared at Derby Crown Court recently for breaches of section 2 and 3 of the health and safety at work act in failing in their duty to protect their employees and others from risk.

Councillor David Taylor, from Amber Valley Borough Council, said: “While the council welcomes the early guilty plea by Aldi Ltd, the public and workers employed in Amber Valley need to be assured that council officers will investigate workplace accidents and, when necessary, take appropriate action.

“We will always pursue employers who put the public and workers at risk. This includes prosecution in more serious cases.”

Aldi will be sentenced over the incident at another hearing scheduled for 8th June 2017.