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Health and safety fines bulletin – 30 November 2022

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

Company fined over £2 million after death of worker
Injury: Death
Fine: £2,150,000
Entity: Norbord Europe Limited
Legislation: Two charges under health and safety legislation
Costs: None specified
Source: COPFS, 10 November 2022

Health board fined £160,000 after employees diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
Injury: Three employees diagnosed with HAVS
Fines: £160,000
Entity: Powys Teaching Health Board
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,599
Source: HSE, 25th November 2022
 
Scrap metal company fined after worker loses four fingers
Injury: Amputation of four fingers
Fine: £26,680
Entity: Infinity Metals Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7,005.50
Source: HSE, 9th November 2022
 
Fatal skylight fall – company and director sentenced
Injury: Death
Fine: £60,000
Entity: Davis Industrial Roofing Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £12,557
Source: HSE, 17th November 2022
 
Demolition firm and director prosecuted after 20-year-old labourer crushed
Injury: Life-changing injuries, including to neck, skull and face
Fine: £20,000
Entity: Ace Demolition Services Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) and 37(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £9,731
Source: HSE, 28th November 2022
 

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