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Health and safety fines bulletin: 20 September 2018

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents. For further information on any of these matters please contact Andrew Sanderson or Elliott Kenton of our Health and Safety Group.

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order

Logistics company fined after death of worker

Injury:  Death
Fine: £1.5 million
Entity: Tuffnells Parcels Express Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £32,823.35
Source:  HSE, 11 September 2018


Construction companies fined after worker injured

Injury:  Amputation of three toes
Fine: £1,400,000 for each company
Entity: Costain Ltd
Galliford Try Building Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £101,462.20 (total)
Source:  HSE, 17 September 2018


Yorkshire Water Services Ltd sentenced after worker killed

Injury:  Death
Fine: £733,000
Entity: Yorkshire Water Services Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £18,818
Source:  HSE, 18 September 2018


Tata Steel fined after worker fell into open pit

Injury:  Injuries sustained included damage to kidney and ribs.
Fine: £450,000
Entity: Tata Steel UK Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £32,099
Source:  HSE, 3 September 2018


Charity fined after injuries to member of the public

Injury:  Extensive injuries including a crush injury of right leg which resulted in in amputation above the knee, a degloving injury to lower abdomen and right leg, with open fractures of the right leg, fractured ribs and a collapsed lung.
Fine: £30,000
Entity: Cambridge Live
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: £6,654.37
Source:  HSE, 6 September 2018

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents. For further information on any of these matters please contact Andrew Sanderson or Elliott Kenton of our Health and Safety Group.

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