Court Cases in January

Date Fine Accident Industry Details
4th January £1,000,000 24 counts of breaching the Health & Safety at work etc act 1974 Retailer Breaches to health and safety legislation at three Poundstretcher stores in Newbury, Newhaven and Swindon have resulted in the retail chain being hit with a £1m fine.
5th January £8,000 A worker lost his leg Engineering An engineering company has been fined after a worker lost his leg from the knee down when he was hit by a forklift truck.
8th January £75,000 Death Civil engineering A civil engineering company has been sentenced for safety breaches after father of three Darren Richardson suffered fatal crush injuries.
9th January £100,000 Death Construction  “A well planned job would have identified the risks from working on a fragile roof, so that steps could have been taken to prevent the risk of anyone falling from height. This tragic incident was entirely avoidable if appropriate controls had been put in place.”
11th January £150,000 Failing to manage and control the risk of persons falling into vehicle inspection pits Council The London Borough of Lewisham has today been found guilty and fined for failing to manage and control the risk of persons falling into vehicle inspection pits at their Wearside Service Centre in Ladywell.
16th January £25,000 Employee was injured when a storage tank failed. Chemical company An Essex based chemical company has been sentenced today after an employee was injured when a storage tank failed. 
16th January £120,000 A man had part of his finger severed Manufacturing “After the incident, the company moved the controls for the machine so that operators could not reach the blade when the machine was moving. Had this been done beforehand then the injury could have been avoided.
17th January £300,000 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres. Gas Storage operators of a natural gas storage facility near Atwick on the East Yorkshire coast, has been sentenced today after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres.
18th January £120,000 Employee suffered fatal head injuries Trailer service A Suffolk-based trailer service firm has been fined after an employee suffered fatal head injuries.
18th January £29,000 Workers were exposed to asbestos The principal contractor and site manager of a construction site The principal contractor and site manager of a construction site in Derby city centre have been sentenced after workers were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work.
18th January  £40,000 Employee suffered serious injuries Specialist scaffolding contractor A specialist scaffolding contractor has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries. 
19th January £100,000 Death of a worker Construction A construction company has been fined after an employee died after falling over 6 metres.
24th January 12 month conditional discharge A Man was electrocuted when the arm of his lorry mounted crane contacted overhead power lines. Farming A North-West farmer has been sentenced to a conditional discharge after a man was electrocuted when the arm of his lorry mounted crane contacted overhead power lines.
25th January £30,000 Worker suffered multiple fractures. Construction A construction company has today been fined after a worker fell through a roof window opening, suffering multiple fractures.
26th January £35,000 He was run over by a reversing telehandler. Recycling A Stockton-based waste recycling company has today been fined after a worker was injured following a workplace transport accident in September 2016.
29th January £21,000 Employee having his leg amputated above the knee. Foundry A North East based foundry has been fined after a serious incident at its site resulted in an employee having his leg amputated above the knee.
30th January £60,000 Lorry driver was fatally crushed between two vehicles. Skip hire company A skip hire company has been fined after a lorry driver was fatally crushed between two vehicles.
31 January £350,000 Worker was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injury London Borough Council and large waste company “This serious workplace transport incident could have been avoided if both duty holders had taken the appropriate safety precautions when planning this activity.
31st January £45,000 Roller shutter door damaged a market stall Principal contractor “There was no risk assessment or method statement for the task of removing this roller shutter door and it is fortunate that no one was injured.”
TOTALS £2,548,000 3 deaths