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Health and safety fines: 02 June 2011

02/06/2011

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Read the Health and safety fines bulletin - 02 Junel 2011 on www.ffw.com

The fines and costs which may flow from a safety related incident can be significant, not to mention the reputational stigma which the company will suffer. We set out below examples of recent prosecutions which give a flavour of the sentences handed down following conviction. For further information on any of these cases please do not hesitate to contact Rhys Griffiths of our Corporate Risk Management Group.


Gearbox firm fined over Oldham worker's crush death

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£180,000

Company:

Renold Power Transmission Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

£8,946

Source:

HSE, 25/05/2011


Farming company fined after 21-year-old worker electrocuted

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£120,000

Company:

Velcourt Limited

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

£45,000

Source:

HSE, 17/05/2011


Contractor fined £100,000 after worker fatality in Belgravia

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£100,000

Contractor:

Nadeem Aftab

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£61,590

Source:

HSE, 24/05/2011


Steeplejack firm fined after death of worker

Injury:

Death and another worker injured

Fine:

£100,000

Company:

Central (High Rise) Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Regulation 4(1)(b) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005

Costs:

£32,000

Source:

HSE, 13/05/2011


Care home sentenced after resident's bed rail death

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£70,000

Company:

Deevale Homecare and Services Ltd

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and
Regulation 3 (1) Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Costs:

£21,818.56

Source:

HSE, 23/05/2011


Firms and individuals fined £130,000 after worker's electric shock

Injury:

Serious burns to stomach and hands, and internal muscle damage

Fine:

£40,000 (C&P Bros)
£5,000 (Mr Bird)
£60,000 (Morspan)
£25,000 (Mr Skayman)

Companies
&
individuals:

C and P Bird Brothers Ltd, Peter Bird, Morspan Construction Limited, Michael Skayman

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Regulation 19(1)(c) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
Regulation 21(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

Costs:

£5,500 (C&P Bros)
£2,500 (Mr Bird)
£5,250 (Morspan)
£4,750 (Mr Skayman)

Source:

HSE, 31/05/2011


Company fined after security guard dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£60,000 (Precis)
£30,000 (Mr Chukwudi)

Individual:

Precis Holdings Ltd, Obioma Chukwudi

Legislation:

Section 4(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Precis)
Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Mr Chukwudi)

Costs:

£24,515 (Precis)
£15,000 (Mr Chukwudi)

Source:

HSE, 24/05/2011


Cardiff steel firm fined after worker's hand disfigured

Injury:

Severe burns to right hand, loss of two fingers

Fine:

£50,000

Company:

Celsa Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£10,715

Source:

HSE, 13/05/2011


Firm fined for failing control wood dust risk

Injury:

None: fine for continuing to put employees at risk

Fine:

£27,000

Company:

Millbrook Furnishing Industries Limited

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

£25,000

Source:

HSE, 26/05/2011


Operator fined after girl thrown from funfair ride

Injury:

Five cm head wound plus numerous cuts and bruises

Fine:

£10,000

Individual:

Robert Wilkinson

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

£2,708

Source:

HSE, 13/05/2011


Stourbridge firm fined after man's thumb amputated

Injury:

Crushed thumb, requiring amputation

Fine:

£7,500

Company:

M I Engineering Company Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

£3,321

Source:

HSE, 12/05/2011


Triple prosecution after construction death

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£7,000 (Hydro Plant)
£700 (Mr Cunningham)

Company
&
individual:

Hydro Plant Ltd
Michael Denis Cunningham

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Hydro Plant)
Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Mr Cunningham)

Costs:

£10,000 (Hydro Plant)
£1,000 (Mr Cunningham)

Source:

HSE, 19/05/2011


Firm fined after employee trapped under stone slabs

Injury:

Injuries to chest and left arm

Fine:

£5,000 (each for company and individual)

Company
&
individual:

M & R Granite and Marble
Monzer Mahmoud Alrayes

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety etc. at Work Act 1974

Costs:

£2,079 (each for company and individual)

Source:

HSE, 16/05/2011


Kent builder fined after man falls through roof

Injury:

Two broken ribs, fractured sternum, internal injuries, broken bones in his back

Fine:

£800

Individual:

Hugh Pattison

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

£200

Source:

HSE, 24/05/2011


Car park owner jailed for ignoring safety

Injury:

Two broken ribs, fractured sternum, internal injuries, broken bones in his back

Fine:

None - custodial sentence of 9 months

Individual:

Nicholas Andrew Eastwood

Legislation:

Sections 3 (2) and 33(1)(g) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

n/a

Source:

HSE, 25/05/2011

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