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Health and safety fines 16 November 2011

16/11/2011

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Read the Health and safety fines bulletin - 16 November 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.


Leicester firm fined after death of worker

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£180,000

Company:

Parker Plant Ltd

Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974
Costs: £47,500
Source: HSE, 27 October 2011

Scottish salmon farming company fined after worker drowns

Injury: Death
Fine:

£70,000

Company:

West Minch Salmon Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs: n/a
Source: HSE, 9 November 2011

Firm fined for unsafe roof work

Injury:

None – fine for failing to protect employees

Fine:

£14,000 (SPV)
£480 (Mr Male)

Company:

SPV Road Carpet Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs:

£6,659 (SPV)
£650 (Mr Male)

Source: HSE, 3 November 2011

Engineering firm fined for safety breaches

Injury:

Fined for failing to prevent access to dangerous parts on one of its

Fine:

£12,000

Company:

Metaltech Precision Engineers Ltd

Legislation:

Section 33(1)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£3,978

Source: HSE, 2 November 2011

Scaffold collapse leads to fine for Nottinghamshire director

Injury:

Fractured pelvis in four places

Fine:

£5,000

Company:

David Knowles

Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974
Costs: £3,944
Source: HSE, 14 November  2011

Chicken company fined after worker fractures back

Injury:

Broken vertebrae in lower spine

Fine:

£3,500

Company:

Crown Chicken Ltd

Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £3,000
Source: HSE, 10 November 2011

Roofer fined after fatal fall from height

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£3,500

Company:

Kristian Varnam

Legislation:

Section 7(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs: £2,742
Source: HSE, 28 October 2011

Property firm sentenced after worker exposed to asbestos

Injury:

None – exposure to asbestos

Fine:

£1,500

Companies:

Rochefort Shugar Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs: £2,500
Source: HSE, 28 October 2011

Vehicle recovery firm fined for breaking prohibition notice

Injury:

None – fine for breaking prohibition notice

Fine:

£500

Individual:

John Lang

Legislation:

33(1)(g) the of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs: £1,500
Source: HSE, 4 November 2011

Worker's injuries lead to suspended sentences for roofers

Injury:

Injuries to head, shoulder and left arm

Fine:

No fine – sentences of 18 weeks, suspended for 12 months

Individual:

Jason Lunt
Gregory Wright

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Costs: £2,114
Source: HSE, 7 November 2011

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