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Health and safety fines bulletin 20 June 2012

20/06/2012

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Health and safety fines bulletin 20 June 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.


Multinational recycling firm prosecuted over worker's death

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£200,000

Company:

SITA UK Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£77,402 plus £4,450 reimbursement of funeral expenses

Source:

HSE, 1 June 2012


Firm fined over university death

Injury:

Death

Fine:

£100,000

Company:

Creagh Concrete Products Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£140,000

Source:

HSE, 14 June 2012


Teenage workers seriously injured after falling from height

Injury:

Broken back (one worker), broken heels (second worker)

Fines:

£22,000 (Storetec)

£3,500 (Mr Crossan)

Company:

Director:

Storetec Limited

Brian Crossan

Legislation:

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

Regulation 5(1) of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (Mr Crossan)

Costs:

£12,134 (Storetec)

£7,866 (Mr Crossan)

Source:

HSE, 15 June 2012


Worker's safety pleas ignored by South West London firm

Injury:

Fractured ribs and breastbone, compressed vertebrae and wounded head

Fine:

£15,000

Company:

Green Acre Homes (South East) Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£6,969

Source:

HSE, 14 June 2012


Metal polishing firm fined after workers hurt

Injury:

Severe injuries to hand (one worker), poor grip and numbness to hand (second worker)

Fine:

£14,000

Company:

Farrelly's Metal Polishers Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£6,800

Source:

HSE, 8 June 2012


Asbestos removal firm fined for putting workers at risk

Injury:

None – fine for putting workers at risk

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

AG&M Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£5,349

Source:

HSE, 14 June 2012


Cowes boatyard admits blame for worker's fall

Injury:

Broken arm

Fine:

£1,000

Company:

Clare Lallow Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1,000

Source:

HSE, 7 June 2012

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