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Health and safety fines bulletin | 26 May 2021

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A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.
 
Company fined after worker suffers loss of thumb and fingers

Injury:     Two fingers were severed, serious tendon damage
Fine:    £787,500
Entity:    Young’s Seafood Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £33,443.68
Source:     HSE, 21st May 2021

Company fined after fatal collision at former television centre

Injury:     Death
Fine:    £550,000 (found guilty)
Entity:    Grundon Waste Management Limited
Legislation:    Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £96,874.15
Source:     HSE, 13th May 2021

Chemical plant fined after major gas leak

Injury:     None; fine for release of flammable gas
Fine:    £400,000
Entity:    Ineos Chemicals Grangemouth Limited
Legislation:    Regulation 5(1) of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 and section 33(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    None reported
Source:     HSE, 4th May 2021

Company and director sentenced after two workers injured in falls from height

Injury:     One worker suffered broken ribs, tendon damage and since the incident depression and short-term memory loss. The other worker suffered three broken vertebrae and has since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Fine:    £106,000
Entity:    Invictus Facilities and Construction Management Limited
Legislation:    Section 3(1) of The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £8,501
Source:     HSE, 17th May 2021

Automotive engineering company sentenced after employee has allergic reaction at work

Injury:     Employee developed an allergic form of dermatitis after coming into contact with metalworking fluids
Fine:    £100,000
Entity:    Xtrac Ltd
Legislation:    Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £639.59
Source:     HSE, 20th May 2021

Worker sustained serious injures falling through an asbestos roof

Injury:     Fractured spine in two places, and a fractured pelvis, shoulder and rib
Fine:    £10,000
Entity:    DPM Industrial Roofing (UK) Limited
Legislation:    Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs:    £6,454
Source:     HSE, 10th May 2021

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