How to Talley(s) the cost of a life

How to Talley(s) the cost of a life
Affco is one of Talley's Group Limited many subsidiaries. (Image: Getty)
Victoria Young
A fine of just over half a million dollars for the death of a meat worker is but a drop in the bucket for mega food producer Talley’s Group Limited. These fines are part of an old system of corporate regulation, and I can now see some merits of proactive, lighter-touch intervention. But first: the numbers. The fine for the death of Alfred William Pohatu Edwards for Talley’s Group Limited subsidiary Affco was $502,500.Edwards died in 2020 after being crushed by a steel frame transporting meat products. The death was a...

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