Case Studies

Case Study #6

The incident occurred when an excavator reversed over and killed a worker in a slow sand filter. The risk assessments in place were insufficient; however, they did identify some control measures. The company failed to implement the measures they had identified to control the risk of collision between plant and pedestrians during the profiling process.

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Case Study #5

The incident occurred when an employee was instructed to adjust the height of shelves on storage racking with the assistance of co-workers. To enable them to reposition the top shelves of the racking the workers climbed up onto one of the lower crossbars, which gave way underneath them.

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Case Study #3

The case is a prosecution of ** ********* Ltd of HSWA Section 2(1) for unsafe conditions present on the construction site at 20 Newton Avenue W3 where they failed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees.

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Case Study #2

Prosecution of C******* Limited, after two contract workers were spotted by a member of the public working on a tower platform in the centre of St Helens without adequate protection to the public walking underneath.

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Case Study #1

Two companies were fined a total of £965,000 after a painter fell through a passenger waiting room roof in Croydon in 2015.

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