Court Cases in May

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”

This video below is our Founders rant on what happened in the UK courts in May 2018…

 

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Date Fine Accident Industry Details
1st May £1,268 Exposing a homeowner and themselves to asbestos Construction Two contractors were sentenced today after exposing a homeowner and themselves to asbestos while carrying out refurbishment work.
1st May £30,000 Worker lost his right leg Construction A grain milling company has today been fined after a worker lost his right leg after being struck by a fork lift truck.
2nd May £200,000 Death of a worker Construction A Construction company has been fined after a worker sustained fatal head injuries .
2nd May £594 Failing to secure the boundary of a new build local fisheries site whilst under construction. Construction The owner of a local fisheries site has been fined for failing to secure the boundary of a new build local fisheries site whilst under construction.
2nd May £4,000 Worker was injured when using a vertical milling machine Manufacturing A metal fabrication company was sentenced today after a worker was injured when using a vertical milling machine.
2nd May £8,000 Exposing its employees to significant quantities of hardwood dust Manufacturing A furniture manufacturer has been fined after exposing its employees to significant quantities of hardwood dust, a hazardous substance known to cause occupational asthma and nasal cancer.
2nd May £33,333 Worker fell approximately four metres while working on a fragile surface. Construction A scaffolding company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell approximately four metres while working on a fragile surface.
9th May £660,000 Death Manufacturing A Somerset pre-cast concrete products manufacturing company has been fined after a 43-year-old man was fatally injured when trapped by machinery.
9th May £333,334 A defective roll cage which toppled over falling onto the workers legs causing severe multiple fractures Retail A large retailer has been fined £333,334 for health and safety breaches after a young woman suffered horrific fractures to her leg
10th May £16,000 A Worker fell 3 metres onto a concrete floor, sustaining life changing injuries. Farming A Somerset farming company has been fined after a worker fell 3 metres from a silage clamp onto a concrete floor, sustaining life changing injuries.
10th May £12,000 An employee carrying out soldering works developed occupational asthma Manufacturing A design and manufacturing company has been fined after an employee carrying out soldering works developed occupational asthma.
10th May £23,000 An Employee suffered serious internal injuries Construction A groundworks company has been fined after an employee suffered serious internal injuries while working in an excavation at a school.
11th May £9,500 Death Farming The partners of a Suffolk based farm have been sentenced after a haulage contractor was killed by an overhead power line strike.
15th May £40,000 Child narrowly avoids serious injury after falling through missing train toilet floor Railway A Railway Trust has been fined £40,000 after they admitted putting passengers at risk by failing to adequately bar entry to a toilet cubicle which was missing its floor.
15th May £4,000 Worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a concrete spandrel panel. Construction A Demolition company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a concrete spandrel panel.
17th May £1,600,000 A driver reversed into a member of the public Retail A large retailer has been fined £1.6m after driver reversed into a member of the public 
17th May £1,600,000 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within the same year. Manufacturing A car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6million after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within a year.
18th May £9,335 Worker fell through a roof and suffered life changing injuries Construction A construction company has today been fined after a worker fell through a roof and suffered life changing injuries.
18th May £400,000 Worker lost a leg Construction A serious incident at a sawmill in North East England resulted in an employee having his leg amputated below the knee.
19th May £4,000 Scaffolder suffered multiple injuries when struck by 500kg concrete panel Construction A Demolition has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a concrete spandrel panel.
21st May £20,000 Worker suffered burns to his, face, ears and head. Construction A company that produces metal sheet components has been fined after a worker suffered burns to his, face, ears and head.
21st May £5,000 Employee received serious injuries to his arm. Farming Two partners in a farming company have been fined after an employee received serious injuries when his arm was drawn into the rollers of a potato grading machine.
22nd May £170,000 Disregarding health and safety regulations Construction Two company’s have been sentenced today after serious breaches of their health and safety duties.
23rd May £20,000 A worker was seriously injured when a retaining wall collapsed into a trench.  Construction A landscaping services company was sentenced today after a worker was seriously injured when a retaining wall collapsed into a trench. 
23rd May £18,500 Resident raised concerns about soffit replacement work carried out on the guttering on three blocks of flats Construction A residential property management company and a specialist installation contractor have been fined after a resident raised concerns about soffit replacement work carried out on the guttering on three blocks of flats in London
25th May £566,670 Tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines Construction A Construction company has been fined after a tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines during the construction of a waste transfer station
25th May £6,000 The youngster tripped over a trailing electric cable to a soup kettle Hospitality Hotel company Here For You Hospitality has been fined after a five-year-old child suffered severe burns at a wedding reception.
30th May £250,000 Death of a worker Construction A waste company have been sentenced after health and safety breaches resulted in the death of one of their employees.
31st May £50,000 An elderly guest was scalded while staying there. Hotel A hotel has been fined £50,000 after pleading guilty to two charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, following an incident in which an elderly guest was scalded while staying there.
31st May £167,000 Engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head Construction A luxury yacht building company has been fined following an engineer losing consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket weighing 147kg.
TOTALS £6,261,534 4 deaths  

 

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