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Health and safety fines: 26 August 2011

26/08/2011

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Read the Health and safety fines bulletin - 26 August 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.


Meat plant worker killed by forklift

Injury: Death
Fine:

£100,000

Company:

Vion Food Scotland Limited

Legislation: Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: N/A
Source: HSE, 18 August 2011

Worker crushed between two skips

Injury: Broken pelvis and other life changing injuries
Fine: £80,000
Company: Lowmac Alloys Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974
Costs: n/a
Source: HSE, 15 August 2011

Fine over Livingston worker's forklift injuries accident

Injury: Broken leg requiring six pins and two steel plates in shin and screws in ankle and toes
Fine:

£36,000

Company:

SIG Trading Limited

Legislation:

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act

Costs:

n/a

Source: HSE, 22 August 2011

 


Burton brewery fined after man hit by forklift truck

Injury: Fractured foot and left wrist
Fine: £31,000
Company: Molson Coors
Legislation: Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Costs: £33,042
Source: HSE, 4 August 2011

Burton brewery fined after three men burned by caustic soda

Injury: Chemical burns to three men
Fine:

£14,000

Company:

Molson Coors

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

£43,674

Source: HSE, 4 August 2011

Middlesbrough firm fined after worker hurt by 600kg bag of fertiliser

Injury: Serious back injury, fractured right thigh and ligament damage to left leg
Fine:

£7,000 (HSWA)

£3,500 (MHSWR)

Company: Fertiliser Solutions Ltd
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
Company: Frame Homes (South West) Ltd
Legislation:

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

Regulation 3(1)(a) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Costs: £12,411.45
Source: HSE, 23 August 2011

County Durham firm fined after worker's fingers severed

Injury: Three fingers severed
Fine: £10,500 (total, divided as: £7,000 HSWA; £3,500 PUWER)
Companies: Derek Parnaby Cyclones International Ltd
Legislation:

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

Regulation 11(1)(a) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Costs: £3,266.60
Source: HSE, 3 August 2011

Timber firm fined after worker injured

Injury: Part of thumb severed
Fine: £6,700
Company: Kestrel Timber Frame Ltd
Legislation: Section (2)1 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,117
Source: HSE, 17 August 2011

Burnley handyman survives fall through leaking roof

Injury: No injuries
Fine: £6,000
Company: Lupton and Place Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £6,250
Source: HSE, 11 August 2011

Norfolk firm prosecuted over burns to apprentice

Injury: Burns to face and eye
Fine: £6,000
Company: Moughton Engineering
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £4,846.80
Source: HSE, 19 August 2011

Suffolk firm prosecuted over injury to trapped worker

Injury: Two broken ribs
Fine: £4,500
Company: Orwell Trucks, trading as Orwell Truck and Van
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Costs: £2,726
Source: HSE, 8 August 2011

Satellite firm sentenced after fatal roof fall

Injury: Death
Fine: The firm is no longer trading and was shown to have no assets. The court fined the company £1
Company: Foxtel Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: n/a
Source: HSE, 12 August 2011

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