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Health and safety fines bulletin | 12 May 2021

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A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.
 
Woodworking company fined after worker suffered multiple leg injuries

Injury:     Broken left femur and other bones in left foot
Fine:    £150,000
Entity:    Arnold Laver & Company Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £1,719
Source:     HSE, 27th April 2021

Company fined following fatal gas explosion

Injury:     One worker died, one worker received extensive burns to body
Fine:    £150,000
Entity:    Enviraz (Scotland) Limited
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    None reported
Source:     HSE, 27th April 2021

Chemical company fined after worker suffered multiple fractures

Injury:     Fracture to skull, fractures to five vertebrae a broken clavicle, broken ribs, a cut on the leg and a dislocated finger
Fine:    £140,000
Entity:    Esseco UK Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £7,642
Source:     HSE, 27th April 2021

MOT centre sentenced after worker fatally injured in oil drum explosion

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £80,000
Entity:    Stonehill MOT Centre Ltd
Legislation:    Section 6(1)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £8,167
Source:     HSE, 16th April 2021

Port fined after employee suffers life changing injuries in truck incident

Injury:     Open leg fracture and was knocked unconscious (leg was subsequently amputated)
Fine:    £60,000
Entity:    Port of Sheerness Limited
Legislation:    Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £10,886
Source:     HSE, 27th April 2021

Company and director prosecuted for repeated poor standards of site safety

Injury:     None; fine for poor health and safety standards
Fine:    £32,000
Entity:    JNR Developers Limited
Legislation:    Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £8,000
Source:     HSE, 21st April 2021

Company fined after worker’s hand crushed in a lathe

Injury:     Compound fractures of left arm and wrist
Fine:    £30,000
Entity:    Anderson Hydraulics (Doncaster) Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £4,679.54
Source:     HSE, 1st April 2021 (published 27 April 2021)

Construction firm fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Injury:     None; workers exposed to asbestos fibres
Fine:    £30,000
Entity:    ASAI Construction Ltd
Legislation:    Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £2,837
Source:     HSE, 28th April 2021
 

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