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Health and safety fines bulletin | 12 August 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 for fines under the Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974.

Construction companies fined after workers seriously injured
Injuries: The first employee sustained life changing head injuries and the second a leg fracture. A third worker nearby escaped injury by moving away just in time.
Fines: £1.2million (Costain)
£80,000 (Brenbuild)
Entities: Costain Limited
Brenbuild Limited
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £21,644.51 (Costain)
£21,730.11 (Brenbuild)
Source: HSE, 16th July 2020

 
Company fined after an employee died and another worker was seriously injured
Injury: Two separate incidents including the death of an employee and serious injuries to a second worker.
Fine: £285,000
Entity: Treanor Pujol Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and Regulation 3(1)(a) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Costs: £56,324.97
Source: HSE, 29th July 2020
 
Company fined after causing a high-pressure gas leak near to the M73 and M8 motorway
Injury: None; fine for safety breaches
Fines: £150,000
Entities: John Murphy and Sons Ltd
Legislation: Regulation 15 of The Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 and Section 33(1) (c) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 31st July 2020
 
Paper making company sentenced after employee suffers finger amputations
Injury: Partial amputation of both middle and index finger on left hand
Fine: £89,600
Entity: West Design Products Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,584.28 plus a victim surcharge of £170.
Source: HSE, 17th July 2020
 
Stone masonry company and contractor fined after worker injures arm
Injury: Bone fractures to arm
Fine: £10,000
Entity: Stoneworld (Oxfordshire) Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £20,000
Source: HSE, 30th June 2020
 
Plumbing and heating company fined after employee suffered burns in explosion
Injury: Serious burn injuries
Fine: £5,000
Entity: John Leadley Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,756.35
Source: HSE, 22nd July 2020

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