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Health and safety fines bulletin 8 April 2015

08/04/2015

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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.

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.


 

Toy firm and builder in court over warehouse roof death

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£200,000 for Halsall Toys
6 month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months for Mr Plant

Company:

Halsall Toys Europe Ltd

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Halsall Toys)
Regulation 9(2) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (Mr Plant)

Costs:

£10,483 for Halsall Toys

Source:  

HSE, 20 March 2015


  

Road construction firms sentenced after road worker loses arm

Injury:  

Left arm amputated

Fine:

£150,015 (Amey)
£175,015 (Lafarge)
£30,015 (Ashmac)

Company:

Amey LG Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£18,000 for each company

Source:  

HSE, 27 March 2015


 

Care home owner fined following death of resident

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£50,000 (company)
£150,000 (director)

Company:

GA Projects Ltd

 Director:

 Mohammed Zarook

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (company)
Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (director)

Costs:

£36,992.24 (company)
£100,000 (director)

Source:  

HSE, 27 March 2015


 

Farmer fined after cows cause walker’s life-threatening injuries

Injury:  

Punctured lungs, broken ribs and spinal, facial fractures, deep cuts, wrist fractures and extensive bruising to face and body

Fine:

£12,000

Individual:

Jonathan Bryant

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£8,885

Source:  

HSE, 24 March 2015


 

Waste recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s crush injuries

Injury:  

Severe crush injuries

Fine:

£12,000

Company:

Bakers Waste Services Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£3,577

Source:  

HSE, 26 March 2015


 

Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

Injury:  

Fractured skull

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

The Governing Body of The Judd School

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1,375

Source:  

HSE, 24 March 2015


 

Firm in court for unsafe refurbishment work

Injury:  

None

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

FN Property Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1,213

Source:  

HSE, 26 March 2015


  

Firm in court after worker’s hand severely injured

Injury:  

Top of index finger removed

Fines:

£10,000

Company:

Integrated Packaging Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£941.35

Source:  

HSE, 27 March 2015


 

Materials company prosecuted for worker’s crush injury

Injury:  

Crushed hand

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

ThyssenKrupp (Materials) UK Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£940.50

Source:  

HSE, 23 March 2015


  

Worker broke arm after machine’s safety mechanism defeated

Injury:  

Broken arm

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

Key Precision Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1,180.38

Source:  

HSE, 1 April 2015


  

Liverpool property firm fined after dangerous work at height

Injury:  

None

Fine:

£7,000

Company:

Copelare Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1,496.50

Source:  

HSE, 1 April 2015


  

Firm fined after worker burned in flash fire

Injury:  

Serious burn injuries

Fine:

£6,666

Company:

Ravenhill Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

n/a

Source:  

HSE, 30 March 2015


 

Tool firm in court over worker’s hand injury

Injury:  

Finger amputated

Fine:

£3,000

Company:

Fiskars UK Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£2,288.10

Source:  

HSE, 1 April 2015


This bulletin contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0.

 

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