Court Cases in April

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The 30 prosecutions are detailed below in full, with individual links to the prosecution case.

Date Fine Accident Industry Details
4th April £70,000 Worker suffered life-threatening injuries Construction A construction company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-threatening injuries
4th April £90,000 Putting the public at risk during street-works in London. Telecommunication British Telecom (BT) has been prosecuted by Transport for London (TfL) for putting the public at risk during street-works in London.   
5th April £60,000 Two employees suffered serious burns Manufacturing A Nottinghamshire foundry has been sentenced after two employees suffered serious burns from an electrical flashover.
10th April £850,000 Worker fell from a ladder sustaining a fracture to his lower leg. Construction Large UK construction company were sentenced today after a worker fell from a ladder sustaining a fracture to his lower leg.
10th April £373,000 A worker was crushed while unloading a vehicle Transport A logistics company has been fined £373,000 after a worker was crushed while unloading a vehicle from a visiting delivery lorry.
11th April Sentenced to five months imprisonment A house partially collapsed Construction A building contractor has been sentenced following an incident in February 2015 in which a house in Brighton partially collapsed.
11th April £51,334 (HSE) identified a series of serious safety breaches during inspections Construction A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work was prosecuted after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified a series of serious safety breaches during inspections.
12th April £6,700 Failing to detect asbestos at a demolition site. Construction A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a demolition site.
12th April £13,000 Forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive Construction An asbestos removal company, and two of its managers, have today been prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
17th April £400,000 Death Farming A farming partnership has been fined £400,000 after a teenage employee died when the tractor he was driving collided with a bridge.
17th April £40,000 Two employees were injured in a major fire Manufacturing A adhesive manufacturer has appeared in court after two employees were injured in a major fire which stopped production at the site for five months.
17th April £120,000 Employee got his arm caught in a conveyor Recycling A Waste Management Company and its Directors have been fined after an employee got his arm caught in a conveyor at a material recycling plant.
17th April £100,000 Death Care home A care home has been prosecuted after a 77-year-old resident slipped down in her specialised wheelchair and died.
18th April £615 A tree fell into a public area and hit a parked car Construction A tree surgeon from Cornwall has been sentenced after a tree that was being worked on, fell into a public area and hit a parked car.
18th April £1,000,000 Death Engineering A civil engineering firm and a district heating firm were sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries.
19th April The company, who have gone into administration, were fined £1 Worker suffered life-changing injuries Engineering Solar company have today been fined after a worker fell through a fragile barn roof, suffering life-changing injuries.
19th April Eight-month sentence suspended for 2 years Worker suffered life-threatening injuries Construction The principal contractor involved in the construction of a dormer extension has today been sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed worker suffered life-threatening injuries.
20th April £965,000 Failing to put proper procedures and safeguards in place Construction Two companies have been fined a total of £965,000 after a painter fell through a passenger waiting room roof in Croydon in 2015. 
20th April £300,000 Failing to control Legionella exposure to patients NHS A NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £300,000 after failing to control the risk to patients from exposure to legionella bacteria in its water systems.
20th April £40,000 Worker suffered severe burns Construction A company specialising in spray foam insulation services, have today been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment.
20th April  £237,000 Death Construction A waste management company has today been sentenced after a 56-year-old man was fatally injured in a lorry runaway incident at a hospital in Plymouth.
23rd April £180,000 Death Transport A transport company has today been fined £180,000 after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries.
23rd April The company have gone into administration has been fined £1 Fell from the first floor of a school Construction A construction company was sentenced today after an employee fell from the first floor of Sandal Endowed Primary School in Wakefield.
25th April £26,667 A six-tonne dumper fell on top of him Construction A Construction company has today been sentenced after an untrained operator was injured when a six-tonne dumper fell on top of him.
26th April £2,700 A Worker fell from a garage roof sustaining significant injuries Construction A home improvements company has today been fined after a worker fell from a garage roof sustaining significant injuries.
26th April £22,600 An employee fell through a fragile roof whilst at work Construction A construction company and its client have both been sentenced after an employee fell through a fragile roof whilst at work.
27th April £26,000 A wall and ceiling collapsed onto one of the workers Construction A client, principal contractor, and demolition contractor have been fined following the uncontrolled collapse of part of a building that was being demolished
30th April £526,499 A subcontractor fell four meters through a fragile roof light Construction Three construction companies have been today fined after a subcontractor fell four meters through a fragile roof light into an office space below.
TOTALS £5,401,115 5 deaths  

 

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