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Health and safety fines bulletin 29 April 2015

29/04/2015

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Japan, United Kingdom

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.


 

Animal feed firm fined £600,000 over lorry driver’s death

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£600,000

Company:

Cargill plc

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£20095.10

Source:  

HSE, 27 April 2015


  

Steel firm sentenced over North Yorkshire worker’s death

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£62,000

Company:

Daver Steels Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£38,000

Source:  

HSE, 17 April 2015


 

Owner of South Devon animal crematorium fined for worker’s death

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£45,000

Company:

Sally Williams

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£8180

Source:  

HSE, 16 April 2015


 

Bootle firm fined after man breaks both legs in work incident

Injury:  

Broken legs

Fine:

£13,000

Company:

Hy-Ten Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£7,000 plus £120 victim surcharge

Source:  

HSE, 20 April 2015


 

Window firm fined after worker’s severe hand injury

Injury:  

Loss of all four fingers and most of right hand

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

Masco (UK) Window Group Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£2940.00

Source:  

HSE, 27 April 2015


 

Pembrokeshire contractor fined for safety breaches at Wildlife Park

Injury:  

One worker knocked unconscious; one worker sustained serious injuries to foot

Fine:

£2,000

Contractor:

Richard Lynch

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1,002.80

Source:  

HSE, 21 April 2015


 

Farm fined after serious ATV injury

Injury:  

Life-changing head injuries

Fine:

£2,000

Company:

GNB Farm Ltd

Legislation:

Regulation 5(1), 9(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Regulation 3(1)(c) of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
Section 3 and 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

Costs:

£483

Source:  

HSE, 13 April 2015


  

Fatality at construction site leads to fine

Injury:  

Death

Fines:

£12,500

Individual:

Mark Hammond

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£50,000

Source:  

HSE, 23 April 2015

 


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