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Health and safety fines bulletin | 27 January 2021

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London borough council fined after child sustains fatal injuries at playground

Injury:  Death
Fine: £330,000
Entity: London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974
Costs: £6,204
Source:  HSE, 20th January 2021

Company fined after machine operator sustained serious injuries

Injury:  Severed finger, lacerations and tendon damage
Fine: £130,000
Entity: CNC Speedwell Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £10,909
Source:  HSE, 20th January 2021

Company fined after employees seriously injured in unguarded machinery.

Injury:  Broken wrist, broken and dislocated elbow and snapped forearm
Fine: £120,000
Entity: Northwood Tissue (Disley) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,023
Source:  HSE, 11th January 2021

Sawmill firm sentenced after serious hand injury

Injury:  Tendons on right hand severed
Fine: £60,000
Entity: P Irving & Sons Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £20,000
Source:  HSE, 11th January 2021

Steel company fined after driver fatally injured while loading flatbed trailer

Injury:  Death
Fine: £50,000
Entity: PCR Steel Ltd
Legislation: Regulation 8(1) of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £9,900
Source:  HSE, 21st January 2021

Nursing home fined following breaches of bedrail safety

Injury:  Leg became discoloured and cold to the touch
Fine: £25,000
Entity: Crosfield House Limited
Legislation: Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £11,747.
Source:  HSE, 20th January 2021

Roofing supplies firm and director fined after workers fall from height

Injury:  Fractures to legs and ankles of two workers
Fine: £20,000
Entity: Rooffabs Direct Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and section 3(1) of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Regulations 2013
Costs: None reported for the company; director paid £1,000 in costs
Source:  HSE, 15th January 2021

High school governing body fined after worker falls from roof

Injury:  Multiple fractures
Fine: £10,000
Entity: Governing body of Christ the King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre
Legislation: Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,851.50
Source:  HSE, 22nd January 2021

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