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Health and safety fines bulletin | 14 July 2021

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.
 
Warehouse management company fined after employee killed in electrical incident

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £180,000
Entity:    Logistex Limited
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £23,358.16
Source:     HSE, 1st July 2021

Utilities company fined after member of the public died following fall into excavation site

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £100,000
Entity:    M&S Water (Utilities) Ltd (found guilty)
Legislation:    Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £50,238
Source:     HSE, 28th June 2021

Company fined after worker has arm amputated following entanglement in machine

Injury:     Extensive injuries including a punctured lung, broken neck, fractures to the back, ribs, arm and shoulder blade; arm subsequently amputated
Fine:    £60,000
Entity:    Superior Machines Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £7,618
Source:     HSE, 25th June 2021

Tool company fined after employee sustains fatal head injuries

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £30,000
Entity:    Cheltenham Tool Company Limited
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Costs:    £13,033
Source:     HSE, 8th July 2021

Company fined after a worker was injured by a forklift truck

Injury:     Broken leg
Fine:    £30,000
Entity:    Gov Facility Services Limited
Legislation:    Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £7,636.38
Source:     HSE, 30th June 2021

Manufacturing company fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Injury:     None; workers exposed to asbestos
Fine:    £22,000
Entity:    Power Link Machines (UK) Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and breaching Regulation 9 (1) and Schedule 6, part 2, section 2 of the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008
Costs:    £2,062
Source:     HSE, 1st July 2021

High school fined after child is fatally injured

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £16,700
Entity:    Great Baddow High School
Legislation:    Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £12,000
Source:     HSE, 24th June 2021

Juice manufacturing company fined after worker loses fingers

Injury:     Three fingers of right hand severed
Fine:    £16,000
Entity:    AMC Freshly Squeezed (UK) Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £2,400
Source:     HSE, 8th July 2021

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