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Health and safety fines bulletin | 26 January 2022

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A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.
 
Care home company fined after resident choked to death
Injury: Death
Fine: £640,000
Entity: HC-One Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) and Section 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 12th January 2022
 
Companies fined after employee fractures leg at reservoir
Injury: Open compound fracture of tibia and fibula
Fines: £365,000 (Northumbrian Water)
£30,000 (JW Colpitts)
Entities: Northumbrian Water Limited
JW Colpitts & Co Limited
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Northumbrian Water)
Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (JW Colpitts)
Costs: £14,360.69 and a victim surcharge of £120 (Northumbrian Water)
£17,452.22 and a victim surcharge of £120 (JW Colpitts)
Source: HSE, 6th January 2022
 
Manufacturing company fined after workers exposed to risk
Injury: Several workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or carpal tunnel syndrome
Fine: £90,000
Entity: MTL Advanced Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £14,061
Source: HSE, 13th January 2022
 
Construction firm fined and director given community order for breaching working at height regulations
Injury: None; fine for carrying out unsafe work on the roof of a multi-storey building
Fine: £42,500 (found guilty)
Entity: Exquisite Solutions (Alsager) Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,049.73 plus a victim surcharge of £170.
Source: HSE, 21st January 2022
 
Gas engineering company fined for unsafe LPG installation work
Injury: None; fine for unsafe LPG installation work
Fine: £20,000
Entity: Glen Farrow UK Ltd
Legislation: Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,131.60
Source: HSE, 20th January 2022

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