Court Cases in August

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.

“Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards”

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Date Fine Accident Industry Details
1st August £160,000 Two separate Health & Safety breaches Factory A food flavourings company has been fined after two separate health and safety breaches at its premises.
1st August £32,000 A worker suffered a serious injury following a fall from height Installation A company specialising in the installation of biomass heating systems and photovoltaic solar systems was sentenced today after a worker suffered a serious injury following a fall from height.
2nd August £45,000 Failure to comply with a prohibition and improvement notice Construction A company and its director have been fined for failure to comply with a prohibition and improvement notice.
2nd August £15,000 Failing to carry out an asbestos survey Property Management A property management company has today been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works.
3rd August £60,000 Health & Safety Breaches Retail Shell UK Limited has today been fined for health and safety breaches after a technician was struck by a cylinder and left severely injured on the Brent Delta offshore installation.
7th August £160,000 An employee fractured there pelvis Retail Tesco has been fined after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry.
8th August £400,000 Workers were exposed to (HAVS) Manufacturing Nordam Europe Limited have been fined after workers were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
9th August 2 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 12 months He lost control of the bus, injuring five of his passengers Bus driver A bus driver has today been sentenced after he lost control of the bus he was driving, injuring five of his passengers.
13th August 15 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months After gas appliances at his rental property in Plymouth were found to be ‘Immediately Dangerous’. Gas A landlord from Plymouth has been sentenced after gas appliances at his rental property in Plymouth were found to be ‘Immediately Dangerous’.
17th August £200,000 A worker suffered injuries leading to the loss of his left arm Transport Transportation and storage company, H Walton Ltd, was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries leading to the loss of his left arm.
20th August £500,000 Death of a worker Forging A hot metal forging company has today been sentenced for safety breaches following the death of a worker.
22nd August £2,000 Unsafe asbestos work was carried out A wood processing company has been fined after unsafe asbestos work was carried out at its premises in in Macclesfield.
22nd August £8,000 Employee was seriously injured when he fell through a fragile roof Manufacturing A cheese company has been fined £8,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell through a fragile roof.
22nd August £45,225 Worker was injured when using an industrial saw Manufacturing A decorative panel manufacturing company was fined after a worker was injured when using an industrial saw.
23rd August 20 week custodial sentence Repeatedly failing to provide tenants with a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate. Gas A landlord has been sentenced for failing to maintain gas appliances at a rental property and repeatedly failing to provide tenants with a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate.
24th August £20,000 Workers were exposed to asbestos Manufacturing A machining manufacturer has been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos fibres whilst demolishing an internal wall.
31st August £200,000 Asbestos was disturbed Council A County Council  has today been fined £200,000 after asbestos was disturbed at Lansdowne Primary School.
TOTALS £1,847,225 1 death  

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