Court Cases in September

Date Fine Accident Industry Details
1st September £20,000 diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome  Engineering An engineering company has been fined after a 29-year-old worker was diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) – a condition causing tingling, pins and needles, numbness and pain in the affected person’s hands.
4th September  £450,000 Death of a worker Derbyshire-based company A Derbyshire-based company has been fined after the death of a 19-year-old worker, when a fork lift truck (FLT) overturned at the company’s site in Chinley, Derbyshire.
5th September £1,000,000 Death of a Contractor Hull based bakery A Hull based bakery has been fined today following the death of self-employed electrical contractor who died following a fall from height.
5th September £1,500 Failing to comply with Improvement Notices  Car repair company A Rochdale based car repair company and director have been fined after failing to comply with Improvement Notices (IN) issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
6th September £800,000 Serious leg injuries Supplier to the aerospace trade A supplier to the aerospace trade from Durham has been fined when an employee suffered serious leg injuries.
6th September  £6,000 Hospitalised due to exposure to carbon monoxide Building Company A North West building firm and its director have been fined after a family of four were hospitalised due to exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) at their home.
7th September £5,000, 12 month prison sentence Failing to maintain gas appliances Landlord from Cornwall A landlord from Cornwall has been fined after failing to maintain gas appliances at his rental properties on St Thomas Road, Launceston.
11th September 20 week sentence Unsafe gas work Construction A builder has been fined after carrying out unsafe gas work at a property in Hall Green.
13th September Eight-month prison sentence Risk of falling from unprotected roof edges. Roofing A roofing contractor has been sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges.
14th September £2,500 Failing to provide Employers Liability (Compulsory) Insurance (ELCI). Manufacturing A Manchester linen manufacturer has been fined for failing to provide Employers Liability (Compulsory) Insurance (ELCI). 
15th September £300,000 Death Manufacturing Lincolnshire based firm Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited has been fined after a worker died when the fork lift truck he was driving overturned at the company base in Grantham.
15th September 12 months in prison Fatal injuries in a fall. Commercial bakery The ex-director of commercial bakery has been placed on a curfew after a vulnerable worker suffered fatal injuries in a fall.
19th September 170 hours community service Fell through a gap between the scaffolding and the building Scaffold Inspectors Two scaffold Inspectors have been prosecuted after a worker fell through a gap between the scaffolding and the building, resulting in serious injuries.
20th September Sentenced to nine months in prison each Death of a carpenter Property development Company director Michael Holland, 69 and foreman Grant Oakes, 46, had denied a charge each of gross negligence manslaughter in connection with the death of 55-year-old carpenter David Clark. 
20th September £2,500,000 Fatal injuries of a contractor Food & Beverage industry The contractor fell three metres from the platform and through the suspended ceiling, sustaining fatal injuries.
21st September £50,000 Crushed by a reversing excavator Demolition Newcastle under Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard that on 3 May 2016, employees of Sterry Lane Limited had been contracted to complete demolition work on a site in Stafford.
22nd September £55,000 Crushed hand Manufacturing A man working at Symrise Ltd in Corby, was cleaning near the screw conveyor machine, when he tripped and his finger came into contact with the moving parts of the machine.
25th September £1,500 No license to remove asbestos Removal contractor A waste removal contractor from Bridgend has been sentenced after undertaking asbestos removal work at two locations without being licensed to do so. 
27th September £100,000 Chemical explosion Oil Storage company Contractors cut into a sealed pipe using a grinder. The pipe, which was attached to a vessel, was being used as part of a waste oil recovery process at their North Blend Tank Farm. Flammable gases within the pipe ignited
27th September £80,000 Serious hand injuries Preston based company A Preston based company has been fined after 59-year old Kevin Hebblethwaite suffered serious hand injuries in a machinery incident.
 TOTALS £5,316,500 4 deaths