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Health and safety fines bulletin: 28 March 2018

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.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust fined after deaths of two patients

Injury:  Death of two patients
Fine: £2m (made up of a £950,000 fine for the breach relating to Teresa Colvin's death and of £1,050.000 for the breach relating to Connor Sparrowhawk’s death. See also: Sentencing Remarks)

Entity: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Sources:  HSE, 26 March 2018


Company fined £1million after delivery driver killed

Injury:  Death
Fine: £1million
Entity: Glynwed Pipe Systems Ltd
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £27,942.57
Sources:  HSE, 7 March 2018


Company fined after workers develop Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Injury:  Worker developed HAVS
Fine: £50,000
Entity: Design and Supply Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,881.70
Sources:  HSE, 21 March 2018


Company fined after worker injured

Injury:  Two broken legs
Fine: £22,000
Entity: K Two Sales Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,647.20
Sources:  HSE, 21 March 2018


Construction firm fined over safety and welfare failings

Injury:  None; fine for safety failings
Fine: £20,000
Entity: Toft Construction Limited
Legislation: Sections 2(1), 3(1) and Section 33(1) (g) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulations 15(11) and Regulation 2 of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
Costs: £5,176.90
Sources:  HSE, 13 March 2018


Company fined after apprentice suffers fractured skull at commercial vehicle maintenance company

Injury:  Fractured skull
Fine: £20,000
Entity: Central England Municipals Limited (trading as M6 Commercials)
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £921.40
Sources:  HSE, 23 March 2018


Farm fined after worker struck and injured by bull

Injury:  Serious leg injury
Fine: £16,000
Entity: T N Beeston and Son
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,079
Sources:  HSE, 8 March 2018


Company fined after multiple safety failings

Injury:  None; fine for safety failings
Fine: £14,000
Entity: Quainton Logistics and Storage Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulations 15(2) and 28(6) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 201
Costs: £6,817.44
Sources:  HSE, 22 March 2018


Company and director fined for exposing workers to fall from height risks

Injury:  None; fine for safety failures
Fine: £10,000
Entity: Sasie Limited
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and Sections 33(1)(g) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and also Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005
Costs: £6,300
Sources:  HSE, 16 March 2018


Farming company fined after worker falls from ladder

Injury:  Broken arm, shoulder and fractured elbow
Fine: £10,000
Entity: Edge Farming Company
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 4 of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
Costs: £5,826.74
Sources:  HSE, 15 March 2018


Company fined after worker loses top of finger

Injury:  Amputation of top of finger
Fine: £6,000
Entity: Llanharan Concrete Co. Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999
Costs: £1,889
Sources:  HSE, 13 March 2018


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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