Court Cases in September

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“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
3rd September £450,000 A worker fell into an open pit and sustained injuries to his kidney and ribs Steel company A steel company has today been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell into an open pit.
6th September £30,000 Member of the public lost there leg Charity A charity has been fined after a member of the public lost her leg when she became trapped under a lorry carrying a fairground ride.
6th September £113,000 A employee fell more than 2m from a makeshift mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) Furniture company A luxury bedroom furniture company has been fined after an employee fell more than 2m from a makeshift mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) that had already been deemed ‘unacceptable’ in a safety audit report from 2006.
7th September £726 Not having employers liability insurance Maintenance A company that carries out maintenance and repair of motor vehicles has been fined for not having employers’ liability insurance.
7th September £5,900 A chef slipped into a deep fat fryer Restaurant Apprentice chef stepped in to 180°C oil and scalded his foot, leading to a £25,000 fine for The Cross, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Kenilworth.
7th September £650 Not having employers’ liability insurance. Car wash A car wash company has been fined for not having employers’ liability insurance.
11th September £1,500,000 Death Logistics company A logistics company has been fined after a worker died when he was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle.
12th September £150,000 Worker was injured Construction A construction company has been sentenced after a worker was injured while demolishing a farm building.
17th September £2,800,000 A worker’s foot became trapped in a large rotating screw which led to the amputation of three toes. Construction Two construction companies have been fined after a worker’s foot was trapped in a rotating screw. 
18th September £733,000 Death Water treatment Yorkshire Water Services Ltd has been sentenced today after a fitter suffered fatal burns when his clothing was ignited by sparks.
18th September £2,500 A worker sustained serious, life changing injuries Agriculture An agricultural engineer has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling through a mezzanine floor whilst it was under construction.
20th September £1,250,000 Exposing members of the public to carbon monoxide Construction Willmott Partnership Homes Ltd has today been fined after exposing members of the public to carbon monoxide fumes.
21st September £30,000 Worker was injured Waste management Skip hire and waste processing company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was injured trying to clear a blockage in a trommel drum.
21st September £50,000 A employee fell through fragile ceiling tiles. Manufacturing A Colchester-based company has been fined after an employee fell through fragile ceiling tiles.
21st September £40,000 An employee injured three of his fingers Manufacturing Timberline DIY Limited has today been sentenced after an employee injured three of his fingers while cleaning a band re-saw.
24th September £7,000 Carrying out unlicensed asbestos work. Construction A Bristol-based construction company has today been sentenced for carrying out unlicensed asbestos work.
24th September £34,000 An employee sustained serious injuries to his foot Waste management A waste management and recycling company was sentenced after an employee sustained serious injuries to his foot while adjusting a waste shredding machine.
25th September £512,000 Two employees had their arms broken Manufacturing Pirelli Tyres Ltd has been fined after two employees had their arms broken by the same machine.
25th September £100,000 Two of its employees suffered burns Waste management A Bedfordshire waste company has been sentenced after two of its employees suffered burns whilst processing flammable aerosol containers
26th September £80,000 Managing director have been sentenced after poor conditions at a building site Construction A construction company and its managing director have been sentenced after poor conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous.
27th September £60,000 A tanker collided with a fork lift truck. Manufacturing A Glossop-based company has been fined after a visiting tanker collided with a fork lift truck.
TOTALS £7,215,776 2 deaths  

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