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Health and safety fines bulletin: 26 June 2019

26/06/2019
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

Valero Energy UK fined £5 million after four people died in an oil explosion

Injury:  4 people died
Fines: £5 million (Valero)
£120,000 (B&A)
Entities: Valero Energy UK Ltd
B & A Contracts Ltd
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1 million (Valero)
£40,000 (B&A)
Source:  HSE, 6 June 2019


Principal contractor fined more than £800,000 after worker hit by a heavy expanded polystyrene block

Injury:  Three fractured vertebrae
Fine: £833,333.33
Entity: Bam Nuttall Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,478.22 plus victim surcharge of £170
Source:  HSE, 6th June 2019


West Sussex company fined after worker suffers fatal injuries

Injury:  Death
Fine: £400,000
Entity: Tesla Engineering Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7,546 .72
Source:  HSE, 5th June 2019


Grain store company fined after worker fatally struck by lorry

Injury:  Death
Fine: £180,000
Entity: Camgrain Stores Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £20,000
Source:  HSE, 19th June 2019


Two contractors fined after worker suffers fatal injury following a fragile roof fall during construction work

Injury:  Death
Fine: £41,125
Entity: Sandwell Roofing Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £33,000
Source:  HSE, 7th June 2019


Company fined after employee was injured by fallen machinery

Injury:  Five broken bones in foot
Fine: £36,000
Entity: Mademoiselle Desserts Corby Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,371.80 plus victim surcharge of £170
Source:  HSE, 10th June 2019


Halifax company fined after worker trapped in crushing machine

Injury:  Crush injuries to arm
Fine: £33,350.00
Entity: MJB Excavations and Plant Hire Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £950
Source:  HSE, 5th June 2019


Ferry company fined after worker suffers multiple fractures

Injury:  Multiple fractures to foot and wrist
Fine: £30,000
Entity: The Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Ltd (trading as Red Funnel Ferries)
Legislation: Section 3(1) of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £10,800
Source:  HSE, 17th June 2019


Company fined after woman crushed to death by roller shutter door

Injury:  Death
Fine: £25,000
Entity: B.S. Graves (Electrical) Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £6,500
Source:  HSE, 10th June 2019


Company fined after worker falls from height

Injury:  Broken right collar bone and multiple fractures to ribs, pelvis, femur and fibula along with ligament, muscle & tissue damage
Fine: £9,600
Entity: Rowecord Total Access Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £100,000
Source:  HSE, 3rd June 2019


Company sentenced after employees exposed to silica dust

Injury:  Fine for failing to adequately control employees’ exposure to respirable silica dust, resulting in an employee developing silicosis
Fine: £8,000
Entity: GO Stonemasonry Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £10,000
Source:  HSE, 12th June 2019


Milling company fined after employee suffers life changing injury to his hand

Injury:  Life changing injuries resulting in loss and partial loss of three fingers in dominant hand
Fine: £5,000
Entity: Nene Milling Company Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,499.03
Source:  HSE, 20th June 2019

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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