Court Cases in August

Date Fine Accident Industry Details
1st August £100,000 Dislocated arm, cracked pelvis, broken foot and shattered leg Food Manufacturing The employee was raised up by a forklift driver in an unsecured tote box to paint when he fell to the ground from a height of around six metres
1st August  £35,000 life changing injuries. Toy filling company A soft toy filling company was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries.
2nd August  £230,000 Serious hand injury Joinery company Coventry Magistrates’ Court was told that the 59-year old employee was using a circular saw to cut tapered strips of wood, when his hand came into contact with the saw.
3rd August £250,000 Crushed by hanger doors Air transport firm St Albans Crown Court was told how an employee of Signature Flight Support London Luton Ltd was injured while she was opening the doors of Hangar 219 at London Luton Airport to move aircraft inside
4th August £3,000 Risking the lives of his tenants Landlord The landlord of a property in Ilfracombe has been given a suspended sentence for risking the lives of his tenants by undertaking dangerous gas work.
8th August £140,000 Flash burns to there face, neck, chest and both arms.  Manufacturing firm A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms.
11th August £930,000 Release of toxic and flammable substances  Steel company A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe.
17th August £200,000 Death of a worker A graham business In a case brought by the Health and Safety Executive, Fruehauf Ltd, based in Houghton Road, Grantham, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court, where three offences were admitted.
 21st August £26,000 life changing injuries after falling from scaffolding. Construction The worker suffered several serious injuries including losing the sight in his right eye and five fractures to the skull. 
 21st August  £40,000 Gas supplier fined after worker left seriously injured Gas supplier A beverage gas supply company has been fined after a gas cylinder exploded and left a worker with life-changing leg injuries.
 22nd August  £300,000 Crushed hand Textile company A Devonshire based textile company, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited has been fined after 21-year old employee Anthony Seward suffered life changing hand injuries.
23rd August £30,000 Director jailed Swansea-based company A Swansea-based company and its owner have been sentenced after a number of safety failings.
24th August £145,000 Safety failings on a construction site Construction A Bristol-based construction company has been fined for failing to ensure construction work was planned and managed, despite previous warnings
25th August £26,000 Joiner left paralysed Construction A construction company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a sub-contracted joiner suffered life-changing injuries.
30th August £60,000 Death of a patient Care Home Chilton Care Homes Limited has today been fined following the death of an 89-year old resident at its home in Sudbury, Suffolk.
30th August £200,000 Failure to safely carry out demolition work  Developer The owner of block of flats was prosecuted after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection identified serious safety breaches while it was being demolished.
31st August  £285,000  Death of a worker  Steel Manufacturer A manufacturer of steel building components has been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries from a steel beam.
 TOTALS £2,900,000 3 deaths