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Health and safety fines bulletin | 15 September 2021

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.

 
Company fined £6.5 million after death of 11-year-old boy at freight terminal

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £6.5 million (found guilty)
Entity:    WH Malcolm Limited
Legislation:    Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Costs:    £241,463.60 and a victim surcharge of £120.
Source:     ORR, 30 July 2021

Food manufacturer fined after workers are exposed to sulphur dioxide

Injury:     Employees were exposed to sulphur dioxide
Fine:    £300,000
Entity:    AH Worth Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £9,924.90 with a victim surcharge of £170
Source:     HSE, 6th September 2021

An installer of fire suppression systems and a manufacturer of alcoholic drinks fined after an employee was crushed by machinery

Injury:     Crushing injuries
Fines:    £50,000 for each company
Entities:    Fire Protection Group
Chivas Brothers Limited
Legislation:    Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Section 2(1), 2(2)(a) and (c) – Fire Protection Group
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Sections 3(1) and Section 33(1)(a) – Chivas Bros
Costs:    None reported
Source:     HSE, 6th September 2021

Fencing manufacturer and site owner fined after employee fatality

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £35,000
Entity:    P A Fencing Limited
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £7,500
Source:     HSE, 2nd September 2021

Construction company prosecuted for multiple safety failings

Injury:     None; fine for safety failings
Fine:    £23,000
Entity:    Venus Properties and Development Limited
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £6,917.40
Source:     HSE, 3rd September 2021

Rubber processing company fined after worker suffers serious injuries

Injury:     Serious injuries to arm and hand
Fine:    £20,000
Entity:    Marple Polymer Processors Limited
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £7,269.30
Source:     HSE, 3rd September 2021

Diving contractor fined for safety breaches

Injury:     None; fine for safety breaches
Fine:    £15,000
Entity:    Orkney Dived Scallops Ltd
Legislation:    Section 15 and 33 of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 6 of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997
Costs:    None reported
Source:     HSE, 3rd September 2021

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