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Health and safety fines bulletin: 5 June 2019

05/06/2019
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

HSE investigation into an offshore gas blast leads to Marathon Oil fine of £1,160,000

Injury:  None; individuals exposed to risk of serious personal injury
Fine: £1,160,000
Entity: Marathon Oil UK LLC
Legislation: Regulation 4(1) of the Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995 and Section 33(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source:  HSE, 20th May 2019


Two companies fined after floor layer fatally exposed to toxic substance

Injury:  Death
Fines: £500,000 (Altro)
£250,000 (T Brown Group)
Entities: Altro Limited
T Brown Group Ltd
Legislation: Section 6(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Altro)
Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (T Brown Group)
Costs: £34,773 (Altro)
£23,936 (T Brown Group)
Source:  HSE, 23rd May 2019


Care Home fined after resident died from complications after eating chlorine tablets

Injury:  Death
Fine: £270,000
Entity: HC-ONE Limited
Legislation: Sections 3(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source:  HSE, 21st May 2019


Waste management company fined after worker injured

Injury:  Amputation of the top of the index finger of right hand and partially severed another finger
Fine: £133,000
Entity: Viridor Waste Management Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,204.85
Source:  HSE, 22nd May 2019


Company and director fined for failing to comply with Improvement Notice

Injury:  None; fine for failure to comply with Notice
Fine: £30,000
Entity: Glamping Cocoon Ltd
Legislation: Section 33(1)(g) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,506
Source:  HSE, 15th May 2019


Engineering company fined after worker crushed by falling metal frame

Injury:  Multiple severe fractures and an erupted bladder
Fine: £22,000
Entity: J L Engineering (Rixton) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,895.32.
Source:  HSE, 29th May 2019


Company fined after worker injured by falling gantry

Injury:  Both legs crushed
Fine: £6,000
Entity: NLS Fabrications Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,960.75
Source:  HSE, 20th May 2019


Company fined after worker injured in fall from height

Injury:  Bone fractures
Fine: £6,000
Entity: Premier Window Cleaners Lt d
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Costs: £819
Source:  HSE, 15th May 2019


Director and boiler-installation company fined after sub-contractor suffers serious burns

Injury:  Serious burns
Fine: £2,000
Entity: Pure Flame Solutions Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,603
Source:  HSE, 10th May 2019


St Albans City Football and Athletic Club Limited fined after fatal fall through fragile roof

Injury:  Death
Fine: £1,000
Entity: St Albans City Football and Athletic Club Ltd
Legislation: Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,000
Source:  HSE, 23rd May 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.

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