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Health and safety fines bulletin: 30 January 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

Waste and recycling company fined £1m following death of worker

Injury:  Death
Fine: £1 million
Entity: Veolia ES (UK) Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £130,000
Source:  HSE, 24 January 2019


Two companies fined following death of five-year-old Alexys Brown

Injury:  Death
Fines: £1m (Synergy)
£533,000 (Orona)
Entities: Synergy Housing Limited
Orona Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (both entities)
Costs: £40,000 for each entity
Source:  HSE, 15 January 2019


Construction company fined after fatal fall

Injury:  Death
Fine: £300,000
Entity: Formation Construction Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £17,528
Source:  HSE, 18 January 2019


Quarry operator sentenced after worker severely injured

Injury:  Worker’s injuries resulted in the need for multiple skin graft operations
Fine: £44,000
Entity: Tudor Griffiths Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,866.05
Source:  HSE, 15 January 2019


Farming partnership fined after child injured by ATV on Devon farm

Injury:  Serious break in lower leg and sustained an open wound which required a skin graft
Fine: £28,333
Entity: E C Haste
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,254
Source:  HSE, 15 January 2019


Engineering company fined after apprentice injured on bending machine

Injury:  Two fingers severed and also suffered crush injuries to his right hand
Fine: £12,000
Entity: Air Management & Design Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,301.20
Source:  HSE, 23 January 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.