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Health and safety fines bulletin 12 September 2012

12/09/2012

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Health and safety fines bulletin 12 September 2012

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.


Care home's safety failures led to elderly woman's death

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£160,000

Company:

New Century Care Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£18,000

Source:

HSE, 10 September 2012


Death of Bradford worker 'avoidable'

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£110,000

Company:

George Barker & Co (Leeds) Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£30,000

Source:

HSE, 6 September 2012


Nursing home owners sentenced after death of elderly resident

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£50,000 (each)

Individuals:

Fatima Mawji and Munira Mawji

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£20,000 (each)

Source:

HSE, 30 August 2012


Glasgow firm fined after worker loses finger

Injury:

Loss of finger, injuries

Fine:

£50,000

Company:

Robert Cullen Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

na

Source:

HSE, 7 September 2012


Firms prosecuted over asbestos danger at Bolton mill

Injury:

None – fine for workers exposed to asbestos fibres

Fines:

£40,000 (Hazelwise)

£15,000 (RH Property)

Companies:

Hazelwise Ltd and RH Property Management Ltd

Legislation:

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

Regulation 4(3) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (Hazelwise)

Costs:

£8,969 (Hazelwise)

£11,011 (RH Property)

Source:

HSE, 24 August 2012


Norfolk manufacturer prosecuted for guarding failure

Injury:

Index finger severed, part of ring finger lost

Fine:

£26,800

Company:

Worldwide Steels Limited

Legislation:

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

Regulation 11 and 33 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Costs:

£14,369

Source:

HSE, 10 September 2012


Firm fined after worker breaks neck and back in roof fall

Injury:

Serious neck and back fractures

Fine:

£18,000

Company:

Morrison Facilities Service Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£5,452

Source:

HSE, 28 August 2012


Concrete pumping company fined for poor plant maintenance

Injury:

Members of the public injured

Fine:

£8,000

Company:

London Concrete Pumping Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£31,000

Source:

HSE, 10 September 2012


Milking firm in court after worker injured at Derbyshire farm

Injury:

Fractured skull and lacerations

Fine:

£7,500

Company:

United Milking Systems Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£5,000

Source:

HSE, 30 August 2012


Engineering firm sentenced over severed fingers

Injury:

Loss of parts of three fingers

Fine:

£6,000

Company:

PRF Engineering

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£5,164

Source:

HSE, 4 September 2012


Firms fined for asbestos failings

Injury:

None

Fines:

£5,000 (Simons)

£3,500 (Rilmac)

Companies:

Simons Construction Ltd and Rilmac Insulation Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£2,911 each

Source:

HSE, 28 August 2012


Norwich firm fined after aircraft painter injured in fall from scaffold

Injury:

Injuries to back and knees

Fine:

£4,000

Company:

DSJ Scaffolding Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1,500

Source:

HSE, 5 September 2012

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