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Health and safety fines bulletin | 15 January 2020

27/01/2020
This report contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0. The bulletin is based on press releases, unless stated otherwise, from the HSE published in the last 3 weeks for fines under the Health and Safety Act At Work etc. Act 1974.

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order
 
DB Cargo fined £1.2m after teenager suffers life-changing injuries from 25,000 volt electric shock
Injury:   Life changing injuries and 40% burns
Fine:   £1.2m
Entity:   DB Cargo (UK) Ltd
Legislation:   Sections 3(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £27,873.03
Source:   ORR, 9 January 2020
 
Sheffield company fined £700,000 after worker killed
Injury:   Death
Fine:   £700,000 (company was found guilty)
Entity:   Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £169,498.82
Source:   HSE, 13th January 2020
 
Construction company fined after worker suffers multiple injuries in fall from height
Injury:   Serious injuries including: a right tibial shaft fracture, a distal fibular fracture, a fracture to the left patella, orbital and nasal fractures, lacerations to the face, a concessional head injury, injury to ribs
Fine:   £260,000
Entity:   Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Legislation:   Section 3 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £38,299
Source:   HSE, 18th December 2019
 
Company fined after airport baggage handler suffers skull fractures and brain injury
Injury:   Brain injury, fractures of the skull and cheekbone, and permanent hearing loss in right ear
Fine:   £181,500
Entity:   Menzies Aviation (UK) Limited
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £21,043
Source:   HSE, 6th January 2020
 
Steel fabrication company fined after steel cages fall onto employee
Injury:   Multiple fractures to leg
Fine:   £130,000
Entity:   Lemon Groundwork Solutions Limited
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £5,589.99
Source:   HSE, 10th January 2020
 
Metalwork company fined after apprentice suffered finger amputation
Injury:   Amputation injury to right-hand middle finger
Fine:   £78,000 (company found guilty)
Entity:   Viking engineering (Architectural Metalwork) Ltd
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £3,914.48 with a victim surcharge charge of £170
Source:   HSE, 13th December 2019
 
Castings company fined after a worker’s hand was crushed in a machine
Injury:   Two fingers amputated
Fine:   £60,000
Entity:   William Lee Ltd
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £6,000
Source:   HSE, 6th January 2020
 
Molten metal company fined after employee suffered burns in explosion
Injury:   Molten metal burns to their torso and hand
Fine:   £50,000
Entity:   Cronite Castings Ltd
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £8,544.90, plus court surcharge of £170
Source:   HSE, 17th December 2019
 
Farming Business fined after employee crushed by concrete beam
Injury:   Death
Fine:   £30,000
Entity:   A.A. Clifton Limited
Legislation:   Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £5,446.50
Source:   HSE, 7th January 2020
 
Roofing company fined after worker fall
Injury:   Serious back injuries
Fine:   £28,800
Entity:   AU Roofing and Building Services Ltd
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   £4,213.70
Source:   HSE, 6th January 2020
 
Vehicle repair company fined after death of worker
Injury:   Death
Fine:   £20,000 (company found guilty)
Entity:   Albert Road Recovery and Repair Limited (now dissolved)
Legislation:   Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974
Costs   None referred to
Source:   HSE, 16th December 2019
 
Haulage company fined after employee fell from height and sustained severe injuries
Injury:   Severe injuries
Fine:   £8,000
Entity:   W D Cormack & Sons
Legislation:   Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:   None referred to
Source:   HSE, 19th December 2019

 

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