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Health and safety fines: 27 June 2011

27/06/2011

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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.


Sentences after worker killed in 12 metre fall

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£250,000 (RWE)
£200,000 (AMEC)

Company:

RWE npower Plc
AMEC Group Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (RWE)
Regulation 11(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (AMEC)

Costs:

£30,000 (RWE)
£30,000 (AMEC)

Source:

HSE, 03/06/2011


Firms fined after worker killed on M25

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£200,000 (Carillion)
£2,000 (Traffic Management)

Company:

Carillion Highway Maintenance Limited
Traffic Management (North East) Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£50,000 (Carillion)
£120,000 (Traffic Management)

Source:

HSE, 06/06/2011


Engineering company sentenced over worker's death

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£100,000

Company:

Melloy Ltd

Legislation:

Regulation 9(2)(b) of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Costs:

£75,000

Source:

HSE, 15/06/2011


Company fined after gas cylinder explosion kills worker

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£90,000

Company:

Oak Farm Gas Company Ltd

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and regulations 4(3) and 8(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Costs:

£50,000

Source:

HSE, 17/06/2011


Death due to safety failings at textile firm

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£60,000

Company:

Westwood Yarns Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£20,625

Source:

HSE, 08/06/2011


Sentence after trainee's forklift fall

Injury:

Fractured pelvis, facial injuries, broken front tooth, lacerations to elbow

Fine:

£20,000 (HT)
£7,000 (CL)

Companies:

HT Gardner Distribution Ltd
CL Electrical

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£11,300 (HT)
£5,000 (CL)

Source:

HSE, 14/06/2011


Carlisle firm fined over death at tractor pulling contest

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£20,000

Company:

AW Blake Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£15,000

Source:

HSE, 06/06/2011


Glass giant fined £20,000 for workers' injuries at Bristol site

Injury:

One worker suffered a broken leg; the other severe cuts, bruising and tendon damage

Fine:

£20,000

Company:

Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£5,646

Source:

HSE, 09/06/2011


Girl trapped in swimming pool results in council prosecution

Injury:

None

Fine:

£18,000

Company:

Castle Point Borough Council

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£7,500

Source:

HSE, 15/06/2011


National Film and Television School fined after volunteer is paralysed

Injury:

Fractured vertebrae causing paralysis

Fine:

£17,500

Company:

National Film and Television School

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 5(1) of the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Costs:

£4,787

Source:

HSE, 07/06/2011


Appliance recycling firm fined after worker injured

Injury:

Bruising to back and chest

Fine:

£17,000

Company:

Environcom England Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£5,915.20

Source:

HSE, 15/06/2011


Refurbishment firm fined over asbestos exposure

Injury:

None - exposure to asbestos

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

John Todd Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£10,000

Source:

HSE, 03/06/2011


Contractor fined after injuries to public

Injury:

Injuries caused to three members of the public, including almost severing of a foot

Fine:

£8,000

Company:

Brendan Flynn Construction Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£14,760

Source:

HSE, 08/06/2011


Demolition company fined for failing to meet basic gas and electricity safety regulations

Injury:

None - failure to meet regulations

Fine:

£11,700

Company:

Kane Haulage Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£6,936.50

Source:

HSE, 16/06/2011


Company fined after scaffold collapse

Injury:

None

Fine:

£7,500

Company:

Johnson Scaffold Services Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£7,000

Source:

HSE, 01/06/2011


Family firm prosecuted after fatal roof fall

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£1,500

Company:

Allenbrooks Developments Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£2,320

Source:

HSE, 02/06/2011


Worcestershire firms fined after man's fingers severed

Injury:

Thumb, index finger and most of middle finger severed

Fine:

£1,000 (Non-Flam)
£3,000 (KSR)

Company:

Non-Flam (Sawdust) Co Ltd
KSR (UK) Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Non-Flam)
Regulation 11 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (KSR)

Costs:

£8,000 (Non-Flam)
£8,000 (KSR)

Source:

HSE, 15/06/2011


Worker killed in trench collapse

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£240

Individual:

William Parry

Legislation:

Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974

Costs:

None reported

Source:

HSE, 09/06/2011

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