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Health and safety fines bulletin | 23 June 2021

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

British Airways PLC fined after employee sustained serious crush injuries in a vehicle collision

Injury: Serious crush injuries
Fine: £1.8 million
Entity: British Airways PLC
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £35,724
Source: HSE, 21st June 2021

NHS Trust fined following failures to manage environmental risks

Injury: None; fine for failure to manage environmental risks
Fine: £1,500,000
Entity: Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Legislation: Section 3(1) Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £86,222.23
Source: HSE, 16th June 2021

Construction company fined after an employee dies after being run over by a dumper truck

Injury: Death
Fine: £700,000
Entity: BAM Nuttall Limited
Legislation: Sections 2 and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 8th June 2021

Private security firm sentenced after employee attacked at a youth offender training centre

Injury: Multiple injuries to head and body
Fine: £250,000
Entity: G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) and Section 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £13,787
Source: HSE, 22nd June 2021

Textiles manufacturer fined after employee suffers serious burns at work

Injury: 20 per cent burns to body including both arms, legs and buttocks.
Fine: £100,000
Entity: Guilford Europe Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,751.60
Source: HSE, 7th June 2021

Company fined for failing to implement safe systems of work

Injury: None; fine for failing to provide suitable machinery guarding and poor electrical standards.
Fine: £66,000
Entity: Arnaouti Pitta Bread Bakery Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Costs: £9,586
Source: HSE, 25th May 2021

Engineering company fined after worker suffered multiple injuries

Injury: Large open cut to arm, 24 stitches to lip and underwent an operation on arm.
Fine: £50,000
Entity: C F Booth (Engineering) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,077
Source: HSE, 27th May 2021

Decking manufacturer and director sentenced after worker crushed

Injury: Crush injuries to the spine, multiple rib fractures, a broken left collarbone, a punctured lung and ligament damage to the neck
Fine: £38,000
Entity: Ultimate Systems Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,741.10
Source: HSE, 26th May 2021

Window manufacturer fined after worker seriously injured whilst moving stillages

Injury:  Both legs broken and ligament damage
Fine: £33,333
Entity: Sovereign Group Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,191.58
Source: HSE, 19th May 2021

Two care provider companies fined and a manager cautioned after employee stabbed

Injury: Neck wound from stabbing
Fines: £31,000 (Options for Supported Living)
£14,000 (Fulwood Care)
Entities: Options for Supported Living Ltd
Fulwood Care Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Options for Supported Living)
Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Fulwood Care)
Costs: £10,000 for each company
Source: Hse, 11th June 2021

School fined after worker injured in fall from ladder  

Injury: Fractures to face, a fractured femur and other injuries.
Fine: £24,000
Entity: Southend High School for Boys Academy Trust
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,446
Source: HSE, 27th May 2021

Construction company fined after worker seriously injured by a mitre saw

Injury: Hand severed
Fine: £21,000
Entity: Borrowdale Construction Homes Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974
Costs: £11,567
Source: HSE, 10th June 2021

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