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Health and safety fines bulletin | 5 August 2021

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

 
Company fined after worker fatally injured
Injury: Death
Fine: £910,000
Entity: Egger (UK) Limited
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 28th July 2021
 
Rotherham company fined after worker suffered chemical burns
Injury: Chemical burns to both arms and one leg
Fine: £100,000
Entity: Granville Oil & Chemical Company Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £9,928.60
Source: HSE, 15th July 2021
 
Engineering company fined after employee scalped
Injury: Scalping injuries
Fine: £62,334
Entity: P&D Engineering Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,459.90
Source: HSE, 28th July 2021
 
Lighting manufacturing company fined after fatal incident involving forklift truck
Injury: Death
Fine: £53,360
Entity: MK Illumination (UK) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7,880
Source: HSE, 19th July 2021
 
Forging company fined after maintenance fitter suffered a fatal injury
Injury: Death
Fine: £50,000
Entity: Stokes Group Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,885.20
Source: HSE, 9th July 2021
 
Farming partnership fined after worker suffered multiple factures
Injury: Fractured sternum, six broken ribs, a fractured bone in back and three broken teeth.
Fine: £18,000
Entity: W Gibson & Son
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £787.87
Source: HSE, 29th July 2021
 
Company fined after worker’s hand severed in roller press
Injury: Hand severed
Fine: £16,000
Entity: Custom Insulation Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,633
Source: HSE, 19th July 2021
 
Company and director sentenced after children were taken ill during diving lesson
Injury: Twelve pupils breathed contaminated compressed air during a pool training session.
Fine: £9,300
Entity: Aqua Logistics Limited
Legislation: Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £11,000
Source: HSE, 29th July 2021

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