Court Cases in November

Date Fine Accident Industry Details
2nd November £8,000, 12 month prison sentence, Director disqualification for 7 years lorry contacted 132kV overhead power lines (OHLs) in North London.  Waste Contractor A lorry tipping on top of the bund came into contact with the overhead power lines causing arcing which damaged both the wires and the lorry. Fortunately, the driver was unhurt, although contact with power lines can result in death.
2nd November £7,000 Fell three metres and lost consciousness. Construction company Knocked unconscious, spent two days in hospital and suffered a broken thumb which required metal pins to be fitted. In total, he was off work for two months.
2nd November £4,400 Employee’s foot was crushed Welding and fabrication company The employee suffered a broken foot, had to have three toes amputated, and is still undergoing hospital treatment.
2nd November Jailed to six months in prison Gas work that endangered a young family-of-four. Self-employed fitter A self-employed fitter has been jailed after carrying out gas work that endangered a young family-of-four.
3rd November £60,000 Suffered serious crush injuries Electric engineering contractor A specialist electric engineering contractor has been fined after an employee suffered serious crush injuries.
3rd November Six months in prison Impersonating a registered engineer and leaving gas appliances in a dangerous state. Unregistered gas fitter An unregistered gas fitter has been sentenced to twelve months in prison after impersonating a registered engineer, and leaving gas appliances in a dangerous state.
6th November £100,000 Death Vehicle recovery company and recovery vehicles manufacturer ..was jet washing a twin deck recovery vehicle at the company’s base in Hayes, Middlesex when the upper deck collapsed spontaneously, trapping him between the upper and lower deck. He died of his injuries at the scene.
 7th November £6,000 Exposed to asbestos Utility services company Fined for exposing four of its employees to asbestos during work at Anderson Tower in Motherwell in 2014.
8th November £30,000 Worker trapped his hand in machinery Quarrying company Suffered a chipped bone in his wrist and a partial degloving injury to his right hand while he was cleaning a conveyor belt.
9th November £25,000 Worker was burned Construction Firm A company undertaking excavation work has been fined for safety breaches, when a worker was burned after striking underground electrical cables. 
10th November £880,000 Death of an agency worker Recycling company A recycling company has been fined £880,000, and two people have been given suspended prison sentenced
13th November £215,000 Death Wood waste company A wood waste company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was killed when he fell four metres
14th November £99,000 Putting employees at risk Office furniture manufacturer A Manchester based office furniture manufacturer has been fined after putting employees at risk with widespread safety failings.
14th November £50,000 He suffered immediate amputation to his little and ring finger Printing firm A printing firm who supply and cut paper and film for the floristry industry has been fined after a worker suffered injuries from accessing an unguarded printing press.  
14th November £4,000 Pupil’s fingers became trapped in a toilet door Primary School The board of governors at a primary school has been fined after a pupil’s fingers became trapped in a toilet door.
16th November £10,000 Failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria arising Engineering firm An engineering firm has been fined after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria arising from the use of a tunnel wash associated with a powder coating process.
20th November £100,000 Trapping his hand in an unguarded printing machine. Manufacturing Company A plastic and paper manufacturing company has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries from trapping his hand in an unguarded printing machine.
22nd November £10,000 Fell from the bonnet of a tar laying machine Construction company A Kendal based construction company that specialises in laying roadways has been fined after one of its employees fell from the bonnet of a tar laying machine. 
22nd November £300,000 Four fingers amputated Food manufacturer An Essex based food manufacturer has been fined after a worker had four fingers amputated while operating a metal working lathe.
22nd November £1,200,000 Death of a visiting HGV driver National manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens A national manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products has today been fined £1.2 million after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of the company’s premises.
24th November £20,000 Fingers when they were crushed by a metal frame he was attempting to lift with colleagues Engineering company An engineering company has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to three fingers when they were crushed by a metal frame he was attempting to lift with colleagues.
27th November £900,000 Suffered an electric shock when he cut through a live cable A North East company A North East company, was sentenced today after a sub-contractor suffered an electric shock when he cut through a live cable.
TOTALS £4,028,400 4 deaths