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Health and safety fines bulletin | 11 May 2022

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A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.
 
Engineering firm sentenced after fatal incident
Injury: Death
Fine: £500,000 (not guilty plea)
Entity: Graham Engineering Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £145,487
Source:  HSE, 26th April 2022
 
Goat farming company fined after fatality
Injury: Death
Fine: £180,000
Entity: Yorkshire Dairy Goats
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £20,000
Source: HSE, 6th May 2022
 
Asbestos removal company fined for failing to protect workers from risk
Injury: None; failure to protect workers from asbestos exposure
Fine: £100,000
Entity: Ensure Asbestos Management Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 27th April 2022
 
Lancashire County Council fined over Hand Arm Vibration issues
Injury: Employees developed hand arm vibration syndrome
Fine: £50,000
Entity: Lancashire County Council
Legislation: Section 2 (1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 8 of the RIDDOR Regulations 2013
Costs: £10,366,78
Source: HSE, 5th May 2022
 
Skip hire company fined after employee’s arm was crushed in a conveyor belt
Injury: Crush injuries to arm.
Fine: £50,000
Entity: Bateman Skips Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £10,205.80
Source: HSE, 26th April 2022
 
Gas fitter and builder sentenced for unregistered gas work
Injury: None; fine relates to unsafe and unregistered gas work
Fine: £50,000
Entity: HSM Builders Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,859
Source: HSE, 27th April 2022
 
Food manufacturing company fined after worker falls from ladder
Injury: Multiple fractures
Fine: £40,000
Entity: The Clarendon Food Company Limited
Legislation: Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,344.30
Source: HSE, 20th April 2022
 
Soft furnishings company fined after employee injured by unguarded machinery
Injury: Serious hand injuries
Fine: £13,600
Entity: Azura Soft Furnishings Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £17,260
Source: HSE, 21st April 2022

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