Court Cases in October

Date Fine Accident Industry Details
3rd October £115,000 Serious safety failings London Based Contractor In House is the £62m turnover construction and project management arm of the Soho House private members club and oversees work on its developments.
3rd October £150,000 Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Wrexham County Borough Council An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the council failed to address the issue of HAVS following an audit in February 2011 which identified a failure to assess the risk to employees from vibration. 
5th October £2,000 Severed fingers kitchen-fitting firm A kitchen-fitting firm has been fined after an employee’s fingers were severed whilst using an unguarded circular saw.
5th October £26,000 Serious burns (LPG) service provider A liquified petroleum gas (LPG) service provider has been fined after a worker suffered serious burn injuries when an LPG vessel ignited.
5th October £170,000 Death Road haulage firm An Essex-based road haulage firm has been fined after an employee was crushed between two articulated vehicles and subsequently died from his injuries.
6th October £80,000 Serious injuries and Director sentenced Scaffolding company The father of five received an electric shock which led to the amputation of his left arm above the elbow, right arm below the elbow and both of his feet. The 32-year-old also suffered severe burns to his legs and back, damage to his vocal chords, and was in an induced coma for six weeks. 
9th October £25,000 Fracture to his back Roofing Company Dufell Roofing Company Ltd, a Darlington based roofing company was sentenced today after an employee suffered a fracture to his back requiring surgery.
9th October £95,000 Worker fell from height West Hill Projects Ltd He fell about 3.3m through the opening to the ground below and suffered four fractured vertebrae, a fractured rib and a scalp wound. He was unable to work for several months following the incident.
12th October £500,000 Death Waste collection and recycling company Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 7 July 2016, the employee of United Grab Hire Ltd was struck by a reversing telehandler when crossing the work yard in Horley, East Sussex. The worker sustained multiple injuries and later died in hospital. 
13th October £1,512,000 Serious fractures to his leg Three companies Three companies, Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited, Central Industrial Services (Northern) Ltd and R & A Kay Inspection Services Ltd, were sentenced today after an employee suffered serious fractures to his leg. 
16th October £30,000 Injuries to his arm Building firm A building firm has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his arm, after falling through a fragile opening on a roof.
16th October £2,500,000 Death of a worker Manufacturer A manufacturer of large concrete panels and a plant hire company were sentenced following the death of a worker at a factory in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
20th October £100,000 lost both legs just below the knees Recycling company A recycling company has today been fined after a worker was left with life changing injuries after he was struck by a moving machine.
20th October £670,000 Carbon monoxide entering a property Two construction companies Two construction companies have been fined when a project to remove cowls to redundant flue pipes resulted in carbon monoxide (CO) entering a property.
23rd October £1,600 Carrying out gas work illegally Self-employed gas fitter A self-employed gas fitter has been sentenced after carrying out gas work despite being no longer legally allowed to do so.
23rd October  £30,000 Serious injuries Construction company A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from height.
24th October £150,000, director sentenced Crush injuries Demolition company A demolition company and its director have been sentenced after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arms were trapped between two 10 tonne steel girders. 
25th October 14 months in prison Unsafe gas work Unregistered engineer An unregistered engineer has been jailed after carrying out unsafe gas work at a property in Bacton, Norfolk.
27th October £80,000 Part of his leg amputated Banbury based company A Banbury based company has been fined after a 64-year old worker who was struck by a falling pallet had to have part of his leg amputated.
30th October £650,000 Fatal injuries Clothing and textile recycling company A clothing and textile recycling company has been prosecuted after a 76-year-old worker was fatally injured by a reversing delivery vehicle.
31st October £23,000 Crush injuries Bristol based company A Bristol based company has been fined after an employee suffered crush injuries while using a guillotine.
TOTALS £6,849,600 3 deaths