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Health and safety fines bulletin: 5 June 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.

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order

Double-investigation leads to fine for North East car parts manufacturer Faltec Europe Limited

Injury:  Five people fell seriously ill following the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and one worker suffered serious burns from the explosion incident.
Fine: £1.6m (£800,000  for each incident)
Entity: Faltec Europe Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £75,159.73
Source:  HSE, 17 May 2018


Company fined after death of worker

Injury:  Death
Fine: £660,000
Entity: CPM Group Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £14,563.57
Source:  HSE, 9 May 2018


North east sawmill fined after employee has his leg amputated

Injury:  Leg amputated below the knee.
Fine: £400,000
Entity: A & J Scott Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,392
Source:  HSE, 17 May 2018


Exmouth building companies fined after disregarding health and safety regulations

Injury:  None; fines for serious breaches of health and safety duties
Fines: £150,000 (C&CC Ltd)
£20,000 (PHA Ltd)
Entities Coast & Country Construction Limited
Paul Humphries Architects Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (C&CC Ltd)
Regulation 11(1) and 11(3) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regs 2015 (PHA Ltd)
Costs: £6,039 for each company
Source:  HSE, 22 May 2018


South Devon Railway fined £40,000 after boy falls through missing toilet floor

Injury:  None; passengers put at risk
Fine: £40,000
Entity: South Devon Railway Trust
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £13,035.06
Source:  ORR, 14 May 2018


Company fined after employee suffers serious burns

Injury:  Burns to face, ears and head
Fine: £20,000
Entity: Mettech (Hereford) Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2685.45
Source:  HSE, 21 May 2018


Company fined after worker suffers life changing injuries

Injury:  Multiple fractures to ribs and to spine
Fine: £9,335
Entity: Fleming Buildings Limited
Legislation: Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and Section 33(1)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source:  HSE, 18 May 2018


Demolition company fined after worker struck by concrete panel

Injury:  Broken right shoulder, five broken ribs, three fractures to the spine, a punctured lung and a broken left foot.
Fine: £4,000
Entity: Vale Park Demolition Services Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,397.64
Source:  HSE, 15 May 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.

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