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Health and safety fines bulletin | 30 March 2022

30/03/2022

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A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.

Spring manufacturer sentenced after worker severs fingers

Injury: Middle two fingers severed
Fine: £200,000
Entity: Hanson Springs Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,394
Source: HSE, 17th March 2022

Companies and directors sentenced for church wall collapse

Injury: Death
Fines: £120,000 (Swain Scaffolding)
£97,500 (South Wales Safety Consultancy)
£94,300 (NJP Consultant Engineers)
£33,500 (Strongs Partnership)
Entities: Swain Scaffolding Ltd
South Wales Safety Consultant
NJP Consultant Engineers Ltd
Strongs Partnership Ltd
Legislation: Sections 2 & 37 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Swain Scaffolding, South Wales Safety Consultancy, and NJP Consultant Engineers)
Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Strongs Partnership)
Costs: £25,000 (Swain Scaffolding); £17,500 (South Wales Safety Consultancy); £6,700 (NJP Consultant Engineers), £17,500 (Strongs Partnership)
Source: CPS, 4 March 2022

Company fined after worker suffered fall from height

Injury: Injuries to left wrist and hand
Fine: £22,667
Entity: Infiniti Roofing and Construction Ltd
Legislation: Section 3 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7,228
Source: HSE, 11th March 2022

Livestock auction mart fined after fatal incident involving a dairy bull

Injury: Death
Fine: £18,000
Entity: Gisburn Auction Marts Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £8,819
Source: HSE, 18th March 2022

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