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Health and safety fines: 13 July 2011

18/07/2011

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Read the Health and safety fines bulletin - 13 July 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.


Companies fined £640,000 for double fish farm deaths

Injury: Death (two workers)
Fine:

£600,000 (Scottish Sea Farms)

£40,000 (Logan Inglis)

Companies:

Scottish Sea Farms 

Logan Inglis Limited

Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: N/A
Source: HSE, 04/07/2011

 Care home company fined after resident death

Injury: Death
Fine: £100,000
Companies: Bupa Care Homes (CFH Care) Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £50,000
Source: HSE, 23/06/2011

 Chemical giant fined £100,000 following an oil release

Injury: None – release of crude oil which had potential to cause serious injury had there been a fire
Fine: £100,000
Companies: INEOS Manufacturing Scotland Ltd
Legislation: 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: n/a
Source: HSE, 05/07/2011

Firms fined £70,000 and £40,000 after Bristol man left with severe brain injuries

Injury: Permanent brain damage
Fine:

£70,000 (Hoistway)

£40,000 (Miller)

Companies:

Hoistway Ltd

Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Legislation:

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

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

Costs:

£14,616 (Hoistway)

£17,232 (Miller)

Source: HSE, 24/06/2011

Care home fined £65k over Preston mother's death

Injury: Death
Fine: £65,000
Companies: Sue Ryder Care
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £35,000
Source: HSE, 27/06/2011

Father-of-two falls to death through rooflight

Injury: Death
Fine:

£30,000 (TRN)

£10,000 (Cladcoat)

Companies:

TRN Electrical Ltd

Cladcoat UK Ltd

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

£14,850 (TRN)

No costs (Cladcoat)

Source: HSE, 06/07/2011

Design firm fined after workers injured at fashion chain

Injury: Dislocated shoulder (one worker), fractured pelvis (one worker)
Fine: £25,000
Companies: Bridgford Interiors Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £23,392
Source: HSE, 08/07/2011

Cornwall timber firm fined £20,000 after worker's panel saw injury

Injury: Severed part of hand
Fine: £20,000
Companies: Frame Homes (South West) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £13,700
Source: HSE, 01/07/2011

Global chemical firm sentenced over finger loss

Injury: Loss of finger, damage to middle and little finger
Fine: £12,000
Companies: Ineos Enterprises Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £6,607
Source: HSE, 04/07/2011

Halifax company fined after worker hit by steel girder

Injury: Extensive head injuries, fractured vertebrae
Fine: £7,500
Companies: James Hudson Demolition Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £20,000
Source: HSE, 06/07/2011

Essex school fined over caretaker injury

Injury: Broken ribs, and metal plate and screws needed to be inserted into broken arm
Fine: £6,500
Companies: Shenfield High School
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £2,243.85
Source: HSE, 12/07/2011

Poole builders fined after scaffold fall

Injury: Fractured spine and ankles
Fine: £4,000
Companies: P O Sharps Landscapes
Legislation: Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £4,000
Source: HSE, 04/07/2011

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