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Health and safety fines bulletin: 29 August 2018

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order

Forge company fined after worker killed

Injury:  Death
Fine: £500,000
Entity: Abbey Forged Products Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £23,756.47
Source:  HSE, 20 August 2018


Company fined after workers exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Injury:  Workers were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
Fine: £400,000
Entity: Nordam Europe Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £39,620.92
Source:  HSE, 8 August 2018


Manufacturer fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Injury:  None; workers exposed to asbestos
Fine: £20,000
Entity: Birmingham Specialities Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,454.40
Source:  HSE, 24 August 2018


Siemens and E-On fined after worker injured

Injury:  Neck and spine injuries
Fines: £10,000 (E.On)
£12,000 (Siemens)
Entities: E.On UK PLC
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited
Legislation: Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 (E.On)
Regulation 8 of the Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (Siemens)
Costs: None reported
Source:  HSE, 21 August 2018


Company fined following asbestos exposure during maintenance work

Injury:  None; fine for unsafe asbestos work
Fine: £2,000
Entity: Wood Treatment Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,000 and victim surcharge of £170.
Source:  HSE, 22 August 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.